Evoking Narrative Landscapes With Mobile Media
Published 2017 · Art
This chapter explores how a new generation of smartphones, social software, GPS and other location-based technologies offer the ability to create new cultural spaces and publication models. These technologies allow us to digitally superimpose information on the physical world, which, in turn, allows for the re-imagining of places and identity. In this article, three creative writing projects that use locative media and mobile technology are presented. The first engages with Melbourne’s status as the second UNESCO City of Literature. Two further projects with writing groups—one from Geelong and one from the Pilbara area in north-west Australia—are also presented as case studies. This chapter draws on my research previously published in New Media and Society and Coolabah. However, this chapter has a different conceptual emphasis from the articles and will draw the research material together in new ways to think about mobile media, creative practice and place.