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Locative Journalism: Experiments in Place

TekLab invites you to a guest lecture with associate professor Brett Oppegaard from the University of Hawaii. He is going to talk about various experiments with locative journalism, and insights gathered from these projects. After the presentation there is time for questions and comments.

Abstract

Mobile technologies have disrupted more than just business models in journalism; they have changed the nature of what journalism can be, through the evolutionary emergence of new temporal relationships to media, new delivery systems responsive to context, and new visceral connections to settings. This TekLab presentation will explore those ripening affordances, as seen through industry examples as well as field experiments conducted by Dr. Oppegaard, followed by discussion about what those changes might mean for the future of journalism.

Biography

Brett Oppegaard, PhD, an Associate Professor at the University of Hawaii, studies media forms and ubiquitous computing, focused upon mobile technologies. He was the individual recipient of the regional and national 2012 George and Helen Hartzog Award for his research into mobile app development and media delivery systems within the U.S. National Park Service as well as the national 2013 John Wesley Powell Prize winner for outstanding achievement in the field of historical displays. He was chosen for a U.S. National Endowment for the Arts fellowship as a journalist and also has earned U.S. National Endowment for the Humanities’ grants as a scholar for his innovative mobile media research projects and media prototypes. Those projects include collaborations with America’s first national park, Yellowstone, and the U.S. National Park Service’s Harpers Ferry Center, the Interpretive Design Center of the federal agency. He now works in the School of Communications, within the College of Social Sciences at University of Hawaii’s flagship Manoa campus in Honolulu, HI.

Read more about the seminar here.