Panel: Sniff, Scrape, Crawl: Part 2
Widespread participation on social networks and use of location-aware devices have helped create an ever-intriguing relation between the information that people publish online and physical location. Using current generation smart phones to produce images and videos, such as Apple’s iPhone, by default attaches geo-tagged information to content. Concurrently, public APIs, such as from YouTube, provide structured access to content with geo-location, making it relatively easy to link an online video back to an actual physical site. As networked digital exchange makes the social and geographical ever more shifting, a potential is created for unexpected relations and encounters. However does this potential give us the home invasion or the possibility of a more playful, serendipitous encounter? In my presentation I will investigate both sides of the question and introduce “Future Guides for Cities” a three-year research project that explores the mapping of cities through online video archives and the people who create them.
- Michelle Teran, born in Canada, explores the interaction between media and social networks in urban environments. In her work she looks at different aspects of how urban space is defined, occupied and mediatized. She has a social and site-specific practice which focuses mostly on the staging of urban interventions and performances, such as guided tours, discussions, walks and open-air projections as well as participatory installations and happenings. She is the winner of the Transmediale Award, the Turku2011 Grand Prix Award, the Vida 8.0 Award and Prix Ars Electronica honorary mention (2005, 2010) Currently she is within the post-graduate Norwegian Artistic Research Fellowship Programme where she is doing practice-based research at the Bergen National Academy of the Arts. She lives and works between Bergen and Berlin.
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