Mobile Interface Theory : Embodied Space and Locative Media

Description

Mobile media - from mobile phones to smartphones to netbooks - are transforming our daily lives. We communicate, we locate, we network, we play, and much more using our mobile devices. In Mobile Interface Theory, Jason Farman demonstrates how the worldwide adoption of mobile technologies is causing a reexamination of the core ideas about what it means to live our everyday lives. He argues that mobile media's pervasive computing model, which allows users to connect and interact with the internet while moving across a wide variety of locations, has produced a new sense of self among users - a new embodied identity that stems from virtual space and material space regularly enhancing, cooperating or disrupting each other. Exploring a range of mobile media practices - including mobile maps and GPS technologies, location-aware social networks, urban and alternate reality games that use mobile devices, performance art, and storytelling projects - Farman illustrates how mobile technologies are changing the ways we produce lived, embodied spaces.

Details

Author(s)
Jason Farman
Format
Paperback | 172 pages
Dimensions
152 x 229 x 12.7mm | 272g
Publication date
11 Jan 2012
Publisher
Taylor & Francis Ltd
Imprint
ROUTLEDGE
Publication City/Country
London, United Kingdom
Language
English
Illustrations note
16 Halftones, black and white
ISBN10
0415878918
ISBN13
9780415878913
Bestsellers rank
466,827