Locative Media and Creative Cartographies

By Juliana Rocha Franco.

Published by Journal of Technologies and Human Usability

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Maps and mapping organize and represent our physical, social, and cognitive worlds. Nowadays, the proliferation of digital maps resulting from the democratization of certain technological tools, have acquired new meanings for Cartography and its ideological processes. We can see a huge development in the production and use of maps by not proficient users or technicians. However, these maps are still locked into “agendas,” defined by the State or for commercial purposes. We will show and categorize collaborative, artistic, and political maps which re-appropriate the Cartography in the context of Locative Media artwork that enable forms of creative relationship with space. Mappings that rethink and redesign the role of representation of spaces, regions, and identities in the contemporary world: Creative Cartographies.

Keywords: Creative Cartographies, Locative Media, Mapping, Mobile Media

Journal of Technologies and Human Usability, Volume 12, Issue 3-4, December 2016, pp.23-30. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 988.464KB).

Juliana Rocha Franco

Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Communication and Semiotics, Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo, Belo Horizonte, Brazil