ISSN 1016-1007 GPN2005600032
複合空間中的移動實踐: 作為移動力的移動地圖 Mobile Practices in Hybrid Spaces: Utilizing Mobile Maps as Motility
Xu Tongwen
hybrid spaces, locative media, mobile map, mobile practices, motility
Mobile maps that currently afford people the chance to navigate and explore nearby areas have become an important medium for people to experience urban space. The mobile map, as a form of locative media, combines virtuality and reality and is an integral part of people’s mobile system in the digital age, representing a new mobility and generating new mobile practices. This study thus focuses on what categories of motility and mobile practices have emerged due to the various characteristics of mobile maps. Adopting research methods from the perspective of digital anthropology, this research depicts the mobile practices promoted by mobile maps from three aspects, “hybridization,” “visualization,” and “privatization,” which according to their view reflect the motility of a mobile map. In hybrid movement, the study finds that the connection between the real and the virtual, such as through bodies and “live cursors” as well as physical space and “live interface,” creates a moving cyborg in the hybrid space. As a kind of view technology, it enables people to “see” “themselves” and “others” in this hybrid place, thus setting up the premise of the movement. At the same time, visible movement is characterized by “privatization.” While a mobile map can demonstrate the physical space in accordance with the user’s demand, forming a “hybrid on demand” scenario with “one map for one person,” in a privatized hybrid space the movement is similarly also privatized. Mobile practices, based on mobile maps, help us to rethink the binary oppositions in the field of the traditional representation theory, such as the physical and digital, the body and the medium, and the embodied and the mediated.