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Lansdown Lecture: Prof. Jonathan Raper on Location-Based Media

Room 137, Middlesex University, Cat Hill, Barnet EN4 8HT
10 February 2010 16:45-18:45

A Lansdown Lecture for the Art and Design Research Institute at Middlesex University.

As media escape the traditional confines of the screen and the page they have become interactive, social, portable and personal. One of the most significant developments has been location-sensitivity. Devices such as phones, PDAs, cameras - and of course cars - now know where they are, and this opens up startling possibilities for providing pertinent, topical information, tailored to the user's current situation. It also generates spatial information about users' movements which can be used for many purposes.

Middlesex University is therefore particularly pleased to announce a Lansdown Lecture by Jonathan Raper, Professor of Geographic Information Science at City University London. He is an internationally renowned expert who has recently focussed on the design, development and implications of location-based services and will talk on Publishing and Discovering Locative Media. He is currently advising the Mayor of London on the London DataStore project to release all London's public sector data.

This is a rare opportunity to get to grips with these new opportunities and identify the potential - and perhaps the dangers - for the future.

Entrance free. All welcome. No need to book.

Contact Name:
Stephen Boyd Davis
Contact Telephone:
(0)20 8411 5072

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