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    Rights statement: © The MIT Press, 2010. Speed, C. (2010). Developing a Sense of Place with Locative Media: An “Underview Effect”. Leonardo, 43(2), 167-174doi: 10.1162/leon.2010.43.2.169

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)169-174
Number of pages6
JournalLeonardo
Volume43
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2010
EventLess Remote, an arts and humanities symposium on the future of space exploration 30/09/08 → 1/10/08 - , United Kingdom
Duration: 30 Sep 20081 Oct 2008

Abstract

The author explores the potential for locative media to offer a sense of a place. Frank White's “Overview Effect” is cited as a model for perceiving a sense of place in a global context. The paper describes the inherent limitations of Cartesian representations of space in supporting this perception. Finally, the author proposes that the capacity of locative media to connect people offers a path for a creative reconciliation between space and time. The author proposes that this kind of connected model may provide an “Underview Effect” and foster an appreciation of a global sense of place.

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