Art in Hybrid Spaces

I have just discovered this illuminating e-book!

Locative media artists were the very first ones to foresee the possibilities of using mobile technologies (including GPS devices and cell phones) to reframe the relationships between people and spaces (Hemment 2004, 2006; Tuters and Varnelis 2006; Rueb 2007). When most people were still thinking about mobile phones as mobile landlines, locative media artists were already trying to figure out what happens when people used their phones not only to talk to remote people, but also to engage with digitally located information and the physical space around them (Rueb 1999; Blast-Theory and The-Mixed-Reality-Lab 2001; Paulos and Goodman 2003). Many of their projects, developed within the artistic community and inside research labs, were unknown to the general public until very recently, when the popularity of smartphones such as the iPhone and the phones that use the Android system made location-awareness a common feature of our experience of mobility through space (de Souza e Silva and Frith 2010; Gordon and de Souza e Silva 2011). Mobile locative artists continue to remain at the forefront of experimentation with the possibilities emerging from the interaction between embodied and sensory practices, locational awareness and positioning, and the annotation and augmentation of urban and non-urban spaces (Iverson et al. 2014).

. Mobility and Locative Media: Mobile Communication in Hybrid Spaces (Changing Mobilities) (p. 4). Taylor and Francis. Edição do Kindle.