Route Navigation: Consequences and Responsibility in the Age of Locative Media

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I recently finished an essay which discusses some of the core arguments of the MA thesis which I am currently writing. Responses are of course welcome (either through a comment, but I prefer E-mail for discussing it). More posts on the subject of route navigation will follow on this blog and to see a history of my posts on the subject just click the MA Research link.

As locative media are becoming more ubiquitous, the consequences for the physical are sometimes unpredictable and in some cases also unwanted. This can especially be seen in the route navigation systems. Action taken in the virtual are having unwanted consequences for the physical. In this MA thesis proposal examples are given of these unwanted psychosocial narratives.

Available here: Route Navigation Expert Systems: Consequence and Responsibility in the Age of Locative Media

All my MA research logs are part of a work in progress and can not be distributed, copied, displayed or performed.


Written by newmw

March 27, 2007 at 11:31 pm

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  1. This is an interesting idea. What started off as a simple aid to help us, suddenly becomes a crucially important part of our decision-making. We seem incapable these days of taking action based on our own initiative. We rely too heavily on IT and new media, I believe, when simple basic common sense and reason is required. Plus, when such devices lets us down we literally are lost and unable to react.
    You might have seen this site already. But it is an intriguing question…

    Paul Groves

    March 28, 2007 at 11:22 am

  2. Thanks, and nice tip! He is probably the first one I’m hearing that actually asks the question: well… should you actually have a computer? Which is actually a more valid question than it sounds like. Especially when we should perhaps ask ourselves, what is left when it is gone? Common sense and the physical space are the ones that come to mind.


    March 28, 2007 at 10:22 pm

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