and family! Doesn't matter where you live; there is always stuff to see!
On Jul 21, 2010, at 5:20 AM, roger malina wrote:
> I think one of the concerns I have about these "technology centered"
> discussions about locative media, GPS, etc is that they often
> emphasise passive reception rather than active construction of
> there is a lot of interesting work in what is called Phenology
> Phenology is the study of the annual cycles of plants and animals and
> how they respond to seasonal changes in their environment. Links to
> many online calendars and other references are provided, including
> topics such as bird and butterfly phenology and phenology for kids.
> there are many ressources there where you can log on an record natural
> phenomena you
> observe in your own enviroment to contribute to a collective awareness
> of the evolution
> of your own locale within a larger context
> the bird watching communities are among the most organised and you
> can see trends from reports from individuals for instance at:
> in the case of plants you can contribute to maps that show "waves of
> blooming" moving across the landscape
> as an astronomer i am perhaps over obsessed about " observing
> what is happening right around you"= but it would be great if
> one of the things that these locative media can help us to it is
> to become better observers
> data is power
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Dimitris Charitos <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Date: 2010/7/20
> Subject: Re: [Yasmin_discussions] the hybrid city as interface
> To: YASMIN DISCUSSIONS <email@example.com>
> Dear Roger,
> I guess the term "hybrid city" could better read "hybrid spatial
> (a more generalized context) that could be the result of acting and
> perceiving within a city, within a landscape or within an
> environment of any
> scale. This is more what we had in mind when proposing the term.
> The urban
> context of course involves more of the social spatial experience
> too in the
> process and therefore touches upon the socio-political implications
> of using
> these systems. One of the key subjects of research in the area of
> and locative media is this spatial/environmental experience. One of
> the main
> research questions that have driven some of our experiments with such
> systems is: whether one experiences being "present" concurrently at
> physical and the virtual space of the representation or one alternates
> between the two states of "presence". And the field of environmental
> cognition helps as a starting point here.
> I very much agree that our proprioceptive sensation is augmented to
> not only our local but also a more global view of our environment
> and in the
> case of "invisible dynamics" a series of non-perceptible to the
> human senses
> phenomena. But when we experience these systems through mobile devices
> (which do not fully immerse us into a virtual context but allow for a
> continuous non-mediated perceptual input from the physical
> environment too),
> our physical environmental experience is unavoidably mixed with the
> augmented view of the world, and this becomes a somehow "hybrid
> experience". It may be that these two views are mixed in the case of
> augmented reality (like when using Layar) or that we somehow have to
> relate/map two quite distinct frames of reference (like in the case
> of using
> a GPS while walking in the physical environment, mentally relating
> a plan
> view of the world with a perspective one). And I suspect that the
> sense of connection between the mobile device and our body may
> somehow help
> us in the process of relating these two frames of reference.
> When discussing the possibility of an augmented landscape, a very
> interesting and enjoyable exhibition I saw a few years ago in the
> context of
> the Sonar festival 2005 in Barcelona on the theme of "Augmented
> comes to mind. This was curated by Oscar Abril Ascaso.
> Dr. Dimitrios Charitos
> Assistant Professor, Department of Communication and Media Studies
> National and Kapodistrian University of
> e-mail: vedesign at otenet dot gr
> URL: www.media.uoa.gr/~charitos
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