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dc.contributor.authorBuxton, Maggie
dc.description.abstractPlaces are gathering points for a diverse range of realities: physical, spiritual, cultural, and digital. In the twenty-first century, the boundaries between these ways of knowing and being in the world are increasingly blurred. In this environment, rather than making places, one practises place. This article describes a place practice that brings together ubiquitous technologies, indigenous and speculative ontologies, and integral research methodologies. It presents three case studies focussed around three spiritually significant sites in South Auckland, New Zealand: a cemetery, a marae and a park. Locative mobile technologies augment physical spaces with digital content and can act as mediators between the self, the physical world, digital worlds and other worlds beyond. Technology is not usually associated with spirit. However, in these case studies, technology paradoxically plays a role in supporting the spirit of these places. This work raises legal, moral, cultural, and political issues in the use of mobile technologies in indigenous and/or sensitive contexts. It also presents opportunities for how mobile technologies can shift perceptions of self and place, make institutional knowledge more accessible, and build connections in the spaces where cultures, histories, peoples and realities meet. In these ways, when embedded within a principled practice, these technologies can support the spirit of placeen_NZ
dc.publisherUnitec ePressen_NZ
dc.rightsWhanake: The Pacific Journal of Community Development is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.en_NZ
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 New Zealand*
dc.subjectaugmented reality (AR)en_NZ
dc.subjectmobile technologyen_NZ
dc.subjectindigenous ontologiesen_NZ
dc.subjectSouth Auckland, New Zealanden_NZ
dc.subjectlocation based servicesen_NZ
dc.subjectPapakura, New Zealanden_NZ
dc.subjectPapakura Maraeen_NZ
dc.subjectTe Kōiwi Park (Papakura)en_NZ
dc.titlePracticing place with locative mobile technologyen_NZ
dc.typeJournal Articleen_NZ
dc.rights.holderUnitec ePressen_NZ
dc.subject.marsden080502 Mobile Technologiesen_NZ
dc.subject.marsden200207 Māori Cultural Studiesen_NZ
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationBuxton, M. (2015) Practicing place with locative mobile technology, Whanake: The Pacific Journal of Community Development, 1(1), 29-38. Unitec Institute of Technology. Unitec ePress. Retrieved from:
unitec.institutionAwhiWorld (Auckland New Zealand)en_NZ
unitec.publication.titleWhanake: The Pacific Journal of Community Developmenten_NZ
dc.subject.tukutukuHangarau mōhiohiomi_NZ
dc.subject.tukutukuPūmanawa tautonomi_NZ

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