[Space and Place] Now it is time for re-territorialization
I like what Marc expresses in Theorizing the Radical Potential of Location-Aware Mobiles.
With the development of communications technologies we have witnessed the progressive de-localization of information.- Where people once required a definitive "here" to receive information, communication advances have allowed for greater amounts of distance between the sender and the receiver, to the point where, with the Internet for example, information, in terms of access, has no real location at all (or, all locations at once). In location-aware computing however, data is associated with distinct physical locations on the geo-sphere, and accessed by mobile users based on their relative position in relation to that information.
I definitely think this re-localization/territorialization is the new trend. We spent many years to put distance and now we have to deal with both distance and territorialization.