Are you all familiar with
Sometime when I am out there running with my Garmin I feel like a pirate
searching for treasure.
From: Curating digital art - www.newmedia.sunderland.ac.uk/crumb/
[mailto:[log in to unmask]]On Behalf Of yasir
Sent: Thursday, April 15, 2004 1:59 PM
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Subject: Re: [NEW-MEDIA-CURATING] locative? tracked!
In terms of theory I think it might be useful to let some new
geographers speak. Imaginary geographies, phantasies on the one hand and
geographical imaginations in geographical timewarps, and ethnoscapes of
people and media migrating or streaming or bouncing across the globe
forming new mixes of things, on the other. Identities, well okay, as
In terms of technology it is the capability, the gps, of being in
constant remote communicationn with entities which are both social and
physical people or animals or objects. Every object becomes a space
probe but inside the defining sphere of the gps - anything beyond is
space exploration and attempting to communicate with aliens.
Combined with the internet this capability combines with the social
streams and corpuscles and flows of the internet. Now the probes can be
made to do things like have realtions with other probes. Coordinate act
together, and form relations, both old and new, have an architecture, a
social setup. Here is the where the qustion mark is.
For example behaviour, action or commands on the internet may have a
counterpart among the gps probes and feelers as they are in the
non-virual world, whether deliberate or not. there is social cognitive
play between the virtual/nonvirtual and the global/spacial. In another
vein these are forms of feedback circuitry to our existing social and
information and even biological systems. Answers and examples are out
But the point of the email is to link the =geography, place and space=
of social geography with gps and the net, with just one reference to