Author Archive

Duncan Speakman

Sometimes you find people who have perfect last names. Duncan is one of these people, as all his works are locative sounds pieces. Some use GPS, but he has also created a wicked phone-based work called “we are forests” together with Amsterdam based cultural geek Arjan Scherpenisse. Check out Duncan’s works.  

Repudo

An interesting Dutch startup that allows you to “drop digital artefacts (mediafiles) in the real world”: Repudo.

Augmented Reality Cinema

Now this looks interesting: Augmented Reality Cinema. When I tought a course on Locative Storytelling at the WDKA, the students were asked to bring an existing story to life, preferably around a movie. This project would have been a great example to show the students as inspiration.

Working on this new website

We’re working on this new website that is better able to show our current practices. You can still visit our previous website.

We’re hosting a workshop on mobile storytelling

Do you want to develop your own locative story or experience? Come you us during our workshop at SETUP in Utrecht on the 10th of July. We’ll be looking at some theory and some examples, but mostly we’ll go hands on with state of the art web-based tools to create some basic experiences right there...
Treasuremapper

Treasuremapper

Treasuremapper is tool that we created to help artists more easily create stories and other experiences in public space. The software, which is open source (and thus free) allows you to create “locative media” experiences on GPS-enabled mobile devices such as smartphones. Using GPS Treasuremapper makes it easy to show certain pictures or play certain audioclips...
RFID Fun

RFID Fun

RFID fun is a collection of software and webscripts that make it easy to incorporate RFID readers in internet projects and other installations. The scripts can be found on the RFID Fun Wiki, which has been filled with the help of students from the faculty of Interactive Media at the Hogeschool van Amsterdam.
Phone Stop

Phone Stop

It takes a while before new technology is integrated into society’s complex system of norms and values. Take the mobile phone for instance: sometimes people talking on the phone can be really annoying. When is talking on the phone socially acceptable? Phone Stop offers a way for anyone in the room to anonymously cancel unwanted...
Gifted - What is your popularity worth?

Gifted – What is your popularity worth?

Gifted is a participatory installation that was built in 2008 for the Impakt Festival in Utrecht. It is one of our biggest and most eye-catching works. The installation explores the future of social networks as reputation quantification systems, and the repercussions this could have for interactions in society. The tagline “what is your popularity worth” was...
Understanding Locative Media

Understanding Locative Media

The members of NetNiet.org are a diverse bunch: programmers, organisers, theorists. This has allowed us to create lectures and workshops that offer a clear overview of developments, while simultaneously enabling us to advise on real-world problems. Locative Media One of the most interesting areas we work in, is the field of locative media and location...
Data landscaping using locative media

Data landscaping using locative media

In this workshop which we developed in 2011 we turn datasets into spatial experiences using both GPS-equiped smartphones and analogue interventions. This allows us to literally walk through statistics. About As the amount of data that we collect grows, it becomes increasingly difficult to distill data into an opinion. In this workshop we explore a...
Geotales (2009)

Geotales (2009)

Together with well-known Dutch artist Esther Polak we developed and supported a number of workshops in Amsterdam (IDFA), Brussels (IMAL) and Madrid that explored the intersection of art and GPS technology.