Panel: Beyond Locative: Media Arts after the Spatial Turn
Locative media offers to deliver information contextually, typically conceived in terms of geographic space. Locative practice had sought to playfully re-image the city. As the locative apparatus has become widespread, the novelty of this mannerist Situationism has diminished, yet it remains a useful concept for digital artists and designers to consider the prospect of every object on the planet as addressable and nature as a potential site for their compositions. Key questions addressed in this paper and by the panel as a whole is what comes after locative media’s “spatial turn”? What might be the “next big thing” for networked practice? How might we image the networked city beyond locative media?
- Marc Tuters is PhD candidate and lecturer in new media at the University of Amsterdam. He has two graduate degrees from Concordia (CDN) and University of Southern California (USA), and has worked as an artist and researcher in organizations including the Annenberg Centre, the Banff Centre, National University of Singapore, Waseda University.