Posts Tagged walks

First iPhone App

Hi guyscomob150pxcol

this is a workshop i’m giving with Jen Southern at FutureSonic next week…

http://www.socialtechsummit.org/jenSouthernAndChrisSpeed

it uses a small iPhone App coded by Jochen from Informatics…

http://www.comob.org.uk

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Hear Planet for iPhone

This is kinda fun for the iPhone - its plays wikipedia citations according to the geo-location information.

Obviously many of these are historical.

http://www.tuaw.com/tag/geolocation/

I’ll install on my iphone and feedback after wandering the streets of edinburgh!

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Situationists City

An interesting thought that springs to mind about the experience of walking a city but using a map that doesn’t ‘match’ the actual space, is Guy Debord and his writings upon the Situationists International.

A classic example might be Debord’s friend who walk Germany with a map of London…

“The production of psychogeographic maps, or even the introduction of alterations such as more or less arbitrarily transposing maps of two different regions, can contribute to clarifying certain wanderings that express not subordination to randomness but complete insubordination to habitual influences (influences generally categorized as tourism that popular drug as repugnant as sports or buying on credit). A friend recently told me that he had just wandered through the Harz region of Germany while blindly following the directions of a map of London This sort of game is obviously only a mediocre beginning in comparison to the complete construction of architecture and urbanism that will someday be within the power of everyone.”
Guy-Ernest Debord, Introduction to a Critique of Urban Geography

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Jen Southern - Running Stitch

I’m working on a new piece for FutureSonic with Jen that explores collaborative Mapping.

Features an iPhone app that is development. In the meantime read about running stitch…

http://www.satellitebureau.net/p8.php

Running Stitch is a 5m x 5m tapestry map, created live during the exhibition by charting the journeys of participants through the city.

Visitors to the exhibition took a GPS-enabled mobile phone to track their journeys through the city centre. These walks resulted in individual GPS ‘drawings’ of the visitor’s movements that were then projected live in the exhibition to disclose hidden aspects of the city. Each individual route was sewn, as it happened, into a hanging canvas to form an evolving tapestry that revealed a sense of place and interconnection.

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daniel belasco rogers

I’ve always like the way that GPS trails lay down a sort of social history - a trace of human activity. Google maps show everything. Warts and all.

http://www.planbperformance.net/dan/mapping.htm

As Rogers traces his way around cities it develops highly peculiar models of each city.

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