SIRC Media Watch Archive
Comment and Opinion – July 2004
Know Your Place - Headmap manifesto and the spatialised internet revolution. "there are notes in boxes that are empty.
every room has an accessible history
every place has emotional attachments you can open and save
you can search for sadness in new york"
No, these words are not bad poetry. Nor are they song lyrics. They aren’t even from an advertisement for mobile phones. They form part of a technological vision of the future, heralding an age in which our spatial experiences can be overlaid with a rich layer of information - images, text, sound - through GPS capable mobile WiFi devices and a lot of community spirit. This is the Headmap manifesto, an exploration of the technological, and more importantly the social, potential of an ‘outside internet’ - external, spatialised computing. Full article.