34 North 118 West

"Jeremy Hight, Jeff Knowlton and Naomi Spellman have taught at leading universities such as The University of California, San Diego and The California Institute of the Arts and present papers at international conferences and festivals." "Launched in 2002, 34 North 118 West is often credited as the first locative-aware piece of literature. It integrates GPS-awareness through a tablet interface to allow the reader to explore fragments of narrative situated in the industrial districts of Los Angeles, drawing on historical influences and the real-world railworld depot for both the reader's physical experience of the work and the grounding of the story itself. The primary modality of the work is audio, with several voice actors playing the roles of railroad workers and citizens and passing on fragments of dialogue as the reader moves through the space. Jeremy Hight describes 34 North 118 West as 'narrative archaeology,' suggesting that through the reader's physical movement the narrative is not so much read or heard as actively discovered and invented through drawing connections between the historical pieces." -- From Electronic Literature Collection, Volume 3


The Electronic Literature Collection Volume 3

Published in 2016 by Electronic Literature Organization.

The ELO gave this copy of the work to the Electronic Literature Lab in 2018. Copy media format: web.