Rerouting Google Maps: drawing- and performance-based methods in action

Authors

  • Rebecca Noone University of Toronto

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.29173/cais1108

Abstract

The following paper outlines an arts-based research project that uses drawing and performance to critically examine the perceptual conditions generated by locative media, specifically the dominant Google Maps platform. The research is based on a series of wayfinding encounters in four major urban centres—Toronto, ON, New York, NY, London, UK, and Amsterdam, NL—during which the artist-researcher asked passers-by for directions with the additional request the directions be drawn using the instruments provided. The paper considers the street-level behaviours and practices of location-awareness and orientation set against the constructions of trust, seamlessness, and claim to space Google Maps deploys.

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Published

2019-07-19

How to Cite

Noone, R. (2019). Rerouting Google Maps: drawing- and performance-based methods in action. Proceedings of the Annual Conference of CAIS / Actes Du congrès Annuel De l’ACSI. https://doi.org/10.29173/cais1108

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Articles