I know reliable information information when I see it. The information is presented professionally, and Leonardo Online looked like it was the most reputable for its information. The site itself is described as an almanac. I noticed that the website was also linked to seven different social networking websites. Would someone really go so far to misinform about something that bares low significance to individuals? Another way I saw that this website was credible was by the biographies of the authors. Most of them have Ph.D’s, and that was just a bonus.
Wikipedia was no help at all. I was redirected to a page titled Locative Media. Locative media or Location-Based Media is not the same as Locative Art. Wikipedia is not a very reputable source when it comes to information. Considering the fact that anyone can edit Wikipedia, a Google search would be more accurate than doing a wiki search. The descriptions seem legit, and an amateur would most likely fall for it. I, however, do not trust these sort of websites because the authors are not credible. For all we know, high school drop outs can be writing all of that information. The authors are not even listed anywhere. Only the date of when the article was last updated is listed.
WorldCat is on neutral ground. It goes right between the two previously mentioned sources. Most of the articles are reviewed by peers. This is more trustworthy than wikipedia because it is proof read by another individual. Most of the results were from books that were published originally. Also great to know that they were proof read before publication. Authors are listed as well.
So I dunno which one we’re supposed to do it on so I chose week 12 since it was posted first I guess.
Locative Media is defined as the media of communication based on location (Merriam Webster Dictionary Locative + Media). Locative media is an example of convergent and distributed media. But first, what is convergent and distributed media. Convergence is generally defined by Harry Jenkins, a media scholar, “the flow of content across multiple media platforms, the cooperation between multiple media industries, and the migratory behavior of media audiences” (Jenkins 2). This means that as media intersects, it begins to shift. This shift begins to push consumers to interact with others and use different media options to grow and learn more. Locative media is an example of this because of the fact that locative media pushes information based on where you are currently. If for example you are on Facebook and you post your location. Suddenly an ad pops up and says, “Liked this place? Here are some other suggestions for you”. This is an example of locative media acting as convergent media. It allows your phone to attract you to this new location that you have not been to before. Distributive media is most likely media that can be distributed among various amounts of people. Without distributed media, locative media cannot move. It would stay in one location and not be able to be distributed to various different locations to grow and integrate more people. This being said, distributive media itself would then be locative media because as it is distributed it integrates itself location-wise linking the two locations together.