Leslie Rule

by Leslie Rule

This video was one of the amazing public mapping projects featured at this year’s Center for Social Media’s Beyond Broadcast 2008. Public Radio International President and CEO Aliza Miller created this video. She begins with the what’s known in digital storytelling as the “dramatic” question: How does the news shape the way we see the […] more »

by Leslie Rule

Three and a half conferences (12 hours onsite training at Google counts as the half) in three weeks has about done me in. At various times, I inevitably ask myself, “Why am I here and not at home?” But I realize why I travel to these events when the light bulb goes off. Usually it’s […] more »

by Leslie Rule

At the Where 2.0 conference in May, Google announced Google News would be now be accessible and located in Google Earth. As Brandon Badger, Product Manager noted in his Lat Long Blog entry The launch of Google News on Google Earth is a milestone in the evolution of the geobrowser. By spatially locating the Google […] more »

by Leslie Rule

Where 2.0 happened May 12-14 at the San Francisco Airport Marriot just south of the city. This annual event, now in its 4th year, is a strange mix of grassroots geo-enthusiasts and entrepreneurial geo-hackers. Where 2.0 is primarily a developer’s conference, so the majority of time and certainly the focus was on tools and how […] more »

by Leslie Rule

At least once a day I ask myself how locative media can be used to more fully engage and connect folks to their communities. The question for this blog is a bit more focused: how can locative media and geo-localized content find form in the art and craft of journalism. And then to my surprise […] more »

by Leslie Rule

Seero, a new startup, is a “live on location,” geo-broadcasting online app that mixes gps and video streaming by broadcasting and mapping in real-time. With the service, you broadcast live video, geo-tagging the content in real-time as you go. If folks are logged on to the site, they can follow in you in real-time; or […] more »

by Leslie Rule

In early March, the amazing Amy Gahran and I presented at Knight Digital Media Center seminar talking about new tools. I spoke about locative media, showed examples, learned a lot, and assured all the participants that they too could create multimedia editorial pieces using Google Earth’s very simple toolkit. One participant from a medium-sized paper […] more »

by Leslie Rule

Once upon a time, four travelers began a global quest… So says the video that launches, Urbanista Diaries, the second phase of the Nokia’s advertising campaign for its N82 series phone. The first phase of the campaign followed four of Nokia’s favorite bloggers on a trip around the world armed only with, “their wits, guile, […] more »

by Leslie Rule

The city of Shanghai is geo-tagging over 1500 registered ancient tress with the plan to use gps devices to monitor and protect the trees in ways they couldn’t before. Not unlike many cities, modernization poses enormous risks (and has exacted quite a toll) to nature and the natural. So often our built environment doesn’t take […] more »

by Leslie Rule

I crossed paths with “serious gaming,” in a serious way twice in one week. First at the Knight Digital Media Center’s Editorial Writers seminar in Los Angeles last week. Later in the week, I attended a gaming session at the Computer Using Educator’s conference in Palm Springs. Both of the gaming presentations were intriguing and […] more »