Author: Francesco LapentaPublished in June 26, 2008Hyperlink: http://beingdigital.org/2008/06/26/define-geomedia-and-web-30/This is how I define GeoMedia:
are electronic media that rely on precise location systems to integrate location baseddata with user generated contents and activities. They are not new media per se, but platforms thatmerge existing technologies (Electronic Media + the Internet + Geo-Location Technologies) in anew mode of data association and generation.
are not the sole collection of archived location based data, but an instrument thatassociates these existing data with a live geographical position in a personally activated and/or socially maintained data exchange (communication). Electronic Media are used to create/receivedata, the Internet to transmit them, and the Geo-location technologies to position them; GeoMediaarticulate these information in a live communication process.
are the technological platforms on which WEB 3.0 behaviours merge and expand: If WEB 1.0 can be seen as the initial move towards the simple transfer of content (Image, Sound,Text) to a new medium and digital delivery system. WEB 2.0 has seen the re-organization of suchdistribution of content on the basis of existing and developing social networks. In the newecosystem interaction itself is transformed into data. WEB 3.0, based on the development of newsocial-networking applications, has its biggest momentum in the progressive integration of locationbased data in the communication process.
are to Space what the Watch is to Time. They regulate behaviour and coordinateinteractions. They are a fundamental dimension of mediated interaction. GeoMedia regulate andgenerate capital, and are the predictable outcome of the expansion of capital. The move from the