referenced projects and readings from my thesis…

projects

East Paris Emotion Map by Christian Nold
Yellow Arrow of course
Itinerant by Teri Rueb
Britglyph perhaps
Snapshots of Provence
GPS Drawing by Jeremy Wood
Urban Tapestries perhaps
The Whale Hunt by Jonathan Harris
Wasser by Stefan Schemat

readings

Tuan, Yi-Fu. Space and Place: The Perspective of Experience
Harmon, Katherine. You Are Here
Radiolab. “Lost and Found.” 25, January, 2011.
Turchi, Peter. Maps of the Imagination: the writer as cartographer
Mugerauer, Robert and Seamon, David. Dwelling, Place & Environment: Towards a Phenomenology of Person and World
On Point. “Cyber Prophet William Gibson.” 7, September, 2010.
Craine, James et al. “Aether: The Journal of Media Geography.”
Meadows, Mark Stephen. Pause & Effect: The Art of Interactive Narrative
Lynch, Kevin. The Image of the City
Ricardo, Francisco J. Literary Art in Digital Performance: Case Studies in New Media Art and Criticism
Durrell, Lawrence. Spirit of Place
Debord, Guy E. “Theory of the Dérive.” Les Lèvres Nues #9. November 1955.

Sleep No More NYC

a few thoughts on the experience… the whole space is a memory. it’s not all in the performers. in fact, they are merely passing ‘happenings’ that remind us that life is a chaotic mess of ‘happenings’…characters, passing dialogue, ambient sounds, smells…these are all noticeable parts of places. we make sense of the information, of all of these discrete moments, by searching for a larger story within it all. how can we make sense of something? by identifying with it from past experiences. past experiences exist as memories embodied through the narrative form. the memories are reconstructed with context, characters, time, plot…and then the visual, aural, olfactory, haptic senses. to me this is where the name Sleep No More comes from. that we, just as places, are created by our past experiences and memories—we are living with them. they are with us now in our experiences…they are not sleeping.

by choosing hitchcock and shakespeare, the experience is easily identifiable—we audience members know what to expect from the conventions of the narrative form. there is little more to say about the plot which is exactly why it isn’t important to follow the plot of Sleep No More. the experience exists within the audience members ability to form their own narrative from the stimuli. we form our own personal stories in life everyday. it’s by relating our own perspective, as an author of a story, that we relate to everyone and everything else. how brilliant is it, and kind of besides the point…but proves my point, that the moment after it’s over, everyone gathers to try and reconstruct the narrative and make sense of it?

manifesto

I’m playing with this idea for the title of my thesis…Place: An Annotated Geography. The main areas of investigation are…

1 psychogeography—a means to subjectively identify places
2 information as stories—narratives are an interface to place
3 unpredictability—what it means to get lost…or rather being open to the unknown, which is a form of being lost
4 perspective—the collective point of view is a part of all of our experiences. to tell a story is to convey perspective, which in turn conveys the collective experience