Tag: locative media

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 Paul Lamb

I recently took another look at Organic City, a project launched in 2006 to provide residents of Oakland, California with a place to listen to and share stories about happenings in their respective neighborhoods or to take audio and video tours of the city – all created by locals. The stories are tagged to specific […] 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 Paul Lamb

I recently began playing around with a new service called GeoGraffiti, which allows you to post or access voice notes or “markers” while at a specific physical location using any cell phone. I like the idea of localized, user generated information which GeoGraffiti is a platform for. Everything from getting traffic tips to the real […] 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 Paul Lamb

Here’s a short sampling of some of the ways that mainstream media in integrating locative (location-based) technology tools – some of which already been discussed on this blog. The folks at LoJoConnect are also conducting a survey of how newsrooms are using locative media. Take the short survey here and pass it along…they will be […] 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

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 »