Locative art is art which uses location-based media such GPS or Wi-Fi as its medium.
It is a sub-category of interactive art or new media art, which explores the relationships between the real world and the virtual or between people, places or objects in the real world. Locative media can involve emerging technologies such as: mobile phones, GPS, wireless networks, and other hand-held or portable devices.
These technologies enable inter-connectivity between locations, determine locations and mapping and enable participation in storytelling and games. Locative media can be used to express specific attributes of place through local history, connecting us to and with histories of architecture, urban space, the changing city and the combinations of news, folklore, and data flows which allow us to interpret and understand where we live.
The MASH’TASH project falls into the category of Locative Media Art because we will be attaching and sharing our digital art through an interactive map…
Locative Media Projects done by UMD Art&Design Students
Locative Media Examples:
Consider uses of Google maps or other mapping tools for interactive art projects and locative media… How would you embed your own photos, video or story into an interactive map? How would you share this locative artwork with an audience? What are the best tools for a collaborative work, allowing multiple artists to link their works to a group map?
Google mapping tool
Maps Engine Lite
create a custom icon for your google map:
Or what about using Mozilla’s Popcorn to create a web native story with a map included?
Here are some examples of Locative Media Projects done over the past decade:
See 30 locative projects listed in the GPS Museum website
Uncle Roy All Around You by Blast Theory
InterUrban by Jeff Knowlton, Naomi Spellman & Jeremy Hight
Come Closer by squidsoup
Field-Works by Masaki Fujihata
Choreography of Everyday Movement by Teri Rueb
Amsterdam Realtime by Ester Polak
workshop at Karosta in Latvia
MILK by Ieva Auzina and Esther Polak
Locative Media and Mapping / ISEA2013