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Animating the Archive
Animating the archive

Karlis Kalnins coined the phrase ‘locative media’ as the title for a workshop hosted by RIXC, an electronic art and media centre in Latvia during 2002. Whilst Locative media is closely related to augmented reality (reality overlaid with virtual reality) and to pervasive computing; locative media usually concentrates on social interaction with a specific place through mobile technology. Hence, many locative media projects have a background in social, critical or personal memory1. In this chapter, I will describe attempts to use location-specific media in literary and historical interpretation contexts, both as a researcher's tool and a way to bring archives alive, both for the focused student and the interested public.

Now that physical space can be technologically overlaid with augmented information, ...

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