Leslie Rule

by Leslie Rule

Phones use one of two methods to figure out where they are (and if you happen to be carrying it, where you are). The first is built-in gps. Nokia is leading the way with these smart phones, having announced four new phones earlier this month at the Mobile World Congress 2008, where 50,000 people (including […] more »

by Leslie Rule

After reading Paul Grabowicz’s post Why Journalists Should Develop Video Games, I thought I’d chime in and riff off of that statement and ask: What is the value of video games in education, formal and informal, and in the delivery of information. Paul makes great point about who determines perspective. In my field of digital […] more »

by Leslie Rule

For a while now I’ve been describing the locative process as overlaying a virtual landscape on the physical world. I’ve been describing locative media as embedded content in place. Some people do ask, “in place of what?” In the end, it’s all a way of saying Locative Media is the hybridization of the virtual world […] more »

by Leslie Rule

It’s holiday time, no projects to speak of, so we’ll talk a bit about the theory. No doubt we’ll leave a lot out, but I’m considering this a first discussion and will return to talk more about where and wither locative media. Recent discussions in locative media at the Center for Locative Media around the […] more »

by Leslie Rule

I should disclose upfront I’m not much of a “gamer.” When I was younger, I found myself in a few endless games of Risk, never did understand the appeal of Monopoly, and always wanted to overlay a romantic narrative on Chess. (How did the Queen convince the knight to battle the Bishop to death?) But […] more »

by Leslie Rule

lat 33.4043 long -90.3055 Mississippi Blues Trail Tour in Google Earth (download Google Earth for free, then launch the kmz file) ScreenCast of Mississippi Blues Google Earth Geo-Tagged Project (a screencast is a video capture of what happens on the computer monitor.) Friday night arrived, our round-the-clock week’s worth of work was done and it […] more »

by Leslie Rule

We’re half way through our geo-tagging of three of the markers on the Blues Trail here at the National Black Programmers Consortium’s New Media Institute in Jackson, MS. Yesterday, wheels up at 7 am to Hickory Street in Canton, MS to start the locating part of locative media. Our job is to investigate the question, […] more »

by Leslie Rule

Can’t have missed the news of Android, an open source, Linux-based operating system for mobile devices. Android is the flagship product and raison d’etre for the Open Handset Alliance. Many major players, including telcomms, handset makers, and chip folks. Respectable group and a full service offering…everything you need to make the gphone, without having to […] more »

by Leslie Rule

Our geo-tagging of the Blues Trail in the Mississippi Delta continues, albeit from afar. We’ve been deep in research. Using new media/online research tools, mostly archives and libraries that have been digitized—giving us the opportunity to spend all night wandering through history with unstoppable imagination, horror at the deeds of the past, but also with […] more »

by Leslie Rule

We are a little more than a week away from heading down to the Mississippi Delta to start our project: geo-tag 3 markers on the Mississippi Blue’s Trial – a trail that stretches from Jackson, MS up to Memphis, TN. One of the teams was given the Riverside Hotel in Clarksdale. In techno talk, we’ll […] more »