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Martijn de Waal

Dear Joe, thanks for your excellent summary of the workshop. The shift from placelessness to situatedness that I mentioned is part of a large body of theory on locative media, amongst others I found the work of Marc Tuters, Kazys Varnelis, Adam Greenfield, and Mark Shepard inspiring, all of whom have written about this extensively.

Joe McCarthy

Martijn: thanks for the additional references - if you find them inspiring, then I am sure I will as well. I also want to include a link here to your fabulous blog post on Toward a MySpace Urbanism, which had many additional ideas and references that I want to explore further (especially in the section on Starbucks Urbanism)!

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