People, Places and Things: A Mobile Cultural Mapping

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  • Workshop Statement

    This practical hands-on workshop will instruct participants in current narrative practices that use locative mobile media and Google Earth mapping tools. Cultural production is about people (both contemporary and historical); places (existing situations, and their connections with the past); and things (artifacts and archives). In this workshop participants will learn how to explore people, places, and things through the creation of personal narratives, in small collaborative groups. They will visit and locate their stories in public spaces at nearby places of cultural significance in the historic Woodward’s mixed-use redevelopment in the old Gastown neighbourhood of Vancouver, participating in the creation of new media works that connect with potential audiences both local and remote, through mobile storytelling, and interactive GPS mapping within the Google Earth dataset. peopleplacesthingsworkshop.wordpress.com


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