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The first book to provide an introduction to the new theory of Net Locality and the profound effect on individuals and societies when everything is located or locatable. Describes net locality as an emerging form of location awareness central to all aspects of digital media, from mobile phones, to Google Maps, to location-based social networks and games, such as Foursquare and facebook. Warns of the threats these technologies, such as data surveillance, present to our sense of privacy, while also outlining the opportunities for pro-social developments. Provides a theory of the web in the context of the history of emerging technologies, from GeoCities to GPS, Wi-Fi, Wiki Me, and Google Android.

Eric Gordon is Associate Professor of New Media at Emerson College in Boston. He is the author of The Urban Spectator: American Concept-cities from Kodak to Google (2010) and he is the director of the Engagement Game Lab, where he designs and studies digital games that enhance local civic engagement.

Adriana de Souza e Silva is Associate Professor at the IT University of Copenhagen in the Design, Culture, Mobility, and Communication (DCMC) research group, and Associate Professor of Communication at North Carolina State University. She is the co-editor (with Daniel M. Sutko) of the book Digital Cityscapes: Merging Digital and Urban Playspaces (2009) and affiliated faculty with the NCSU Digital Games Research Center.

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The web is all around us. The use of mobile phones and location-aware technologies and the ability for people to browse information from wherever they may be, means that physical location has become an important factor in how data is categorized and accessed. This book provides an introduction to the new theory of Net Locality, an emerging form of location awareness, a concept becoming central to cultural production and everyday life.

Net locality is crucial to all aspects of digital media, from mobile phones to online maps to location-based social networks and games. This book describes what happens to individuals and societies when virtually everything is located or locatable and what they can do with this awareness, from organizing impromptu political protests to finding nearby friends and resources. It covers the dangers and affordances that these technologies present, from challenging traditional notions of privacy to the reimagining of urban public space.



1: Maps.

2: Mobile Annotations.

3: Social Networks and Games.

4: Urban Space.

5: Community.

6: Privacy.

7: Globalization.

8 Conclusion.


Informations sur le produit

Titre: Net Locality
Sous-titre: Why Location Matters in a Networked World
Code EAN: 9781444340655
ISBN: 978-1-4443-4065-5
Format: eBook (epub)
Producteur: Wiley
Editeur: Wiley-Blackwell
Genre: Internet
nombre de pages: 208
Parution: 21.03.2011
Année: 2011
Taille de fichier: 5.7 MB