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Art and the temporalities of geomedia

6 Traces, tiles and fleeting moments: art and the temporalities of geomedia Gavin MacDonald Introduction: geomediation in the inhabitable map In this chapter, I discuss ways in which artists have exploited and exposed the temporalities of ‘geomedia’. I am following writers working at the intersection of media studies and geography in using this term to refer to a contemporary complex of technologies, content and practices that involve mapping, remote survey visualisations and the binding of digital information to location via GPS (Thielmann, 2010; Lapenta, 2011

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The case for practice theory

turn to algorithms opening up the black-box of map technologies to critique. Third, cultures of map use, drawing on visual and comparative media studies (including software/ computer game studies) to engage with contextually localised uses. Fourth, authorship to explore altered power relations inherent within map produc- 158 Stitching memories tion (including new prosumer affordances); and fifth, research on infrastructure focuses on the materialities of digital maps, both to ‘consider the infrastructure that makes that make mapping possible’ and to ‘analyse the

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