Cristin-prosjekt-ID: 684970
Sist endret: 3. november 2019, 08:40

Cristin-prosjekt-ID: 684970
Sist endret: 3. november 2019, 08:40
Prosjekt

Locative Technologies and the Human Sense of Place: A History of Spatial Literacy, 1800-2020

prosjektleder

Finn Arne Jørgensen
ved Institutt for kultur- og språkvitenskap ved Universitetet i Stavanger

prosjekteier / koordinerende forskningsansvarlig enhet

  • Universitetet i Stavanger

Finansiering

  • TotalbudsjettNOK 10.006.000
  • Norges forskningsråd
    Prosjektkode: 287969
  • Universitetet i Stavanger
    Prosjektkode: IN-11621

Klassifisering

Vitenskapsdisipliner

Historie

Emneord

Miljøhumaniora • Teknologi og vitenskapsstudier • Teknologihistorie • Miljøhistorie

Kategorier

Prosjektkategori

  • Grunnforskning

Tidsramme

Aktivt
Start: 1. juni 2019 Slutt: 31. mai 2023

Beskrivelse Beskrivelse

Tittel

Locative Technologies and the Human Sense of Place: A History of Spatial Literacy, 1800-2020

Populærvitenskapelig sammendrag

"Locative Technologies and the Human Sense of Place" seeks to uncover the historical relationship between the usage of locative technologies and the development of a sense of place. This project critically evaluates the claims of detrimental effects of locative technologies in the digital age through three historical case studies: 1) A history of spatial literacy as an idea and a concept, 2) A study of how tourists and trekkers have navigated and come to know natural landscapes through locative technologies since 1800, and 3) The convergence of locative technologies and automobiles in the 20th century. The project builds on humanistic and historical expertise in order to contextualize and provide empirical depth to contemporary debates about spatial literacy, the human ability to read and make sense of a landscape, through a deliberately historical perspective, in order to establish a more nuanced baseline from which to evaluate claims of historical change. A key goal is to avoid deterministic claims about the influence of technology on place-based sensemaking processes. The project will argue that the human sense of place is always-already established through deep engagement with locative technologies, of which the GPS is only the latest in a long series.

Vitenskapelig sammendrag

"Locative Technologies and the Human Sense of Place" seeks to uncover the historical relationship between the usage of locative technologies and the development of a sense of place. This project critically evaluates the claims of detrimental effects of locative technologies in the digital age through three historical case studies: 1) A history of spatial literacy as an idea and a concept, 2) A study of how tourists and trekkers have navigated and come to know natural landscapes through locative technologies since 1800, and 3) The convergence of locative technologies and automobiles in the 20th century. The project builds on humanistic and historical expertise in order to contextualize and provide empirical depth to contemporary debates about spatial literacy, the human ability to read and make sense of a landscape, through a deliberately historical perspective, in order to establish a more nuanced baseline from which to evaluate claims of historical change. A key goal is to avoid deterministic claims about the influence of technology on place-based sensemaking processes. The project will argue that the human sense of place is always-already established through deep engagement with locative technologies, of which the GPS is only the latest in a long series.

prosjektdeltakere

prosjektleder

Finn Arne Jørgensen

  • Tilknyttet:
    Prosjektleder
    ved Institutt for kultur- og språkvitenskap ved Universitetet i Stavanger

Marie-Theres Fojuth

  • Tilknyttet:
    Prosjektdeltaker
    ved Institutt for kultur- og språkvitenskap ved Universitetet i Stavanger

Karen Lykke Syse

  • Tilknyttet:
    Prosjektdeltaker
    ved Senter for utvikling og miljø ved Universitetet i Oslo
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