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Wilfried Hou Je Bek on Mon, 8 Sep 2003 09:55:33 +0200 (CEST)


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1)FREAK THE COLLABORATIVE MAPPING TECHNIQUE
2)cracking the urban cheat code

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1)
FREAK THE COLLABORATIVE MAPPING TECHNIQUE
generative psychogeography in .walk
Friday September 12
Gather In front of Balie at 12.00 

This exercise in collaborative mapping using
.walk/generative psychogeography prequels the
Collaborative Mapping Show-n-tell that will take place
from 15.30 - 17.00 at De Salon in De Balie, Kleine
Gartmanplantsoen 10, Amsterdam. This Show-n-tell is a
self organised part of the Next5Minutes festival &
will bring together various people from over the world
interested in emergent topics like collaborative
mapping, location-awareness technology & locomotive
media. 

Generative psychogeography
http://socialfiction.org/psychogeography 


.walk 
http://www.socialfiction.org/dotwalk 

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2)
CRACKING THE URBAN CHEAT CODE
about the psychogeogram of dordrecht

"Perhaps the psychogeogram is nothing else than a
current-day version of the mappea mundi; the medieval
world map that mapped the physical realities of oceans
& continents in one breath alongside all sorts of
obscure information. These wonderful maps not only
educated the viewer about the size of the earth but
also about the seamlessly endless variety of shapes
within it. A typical map could include ghosts, an
imaginary bestiary & symbols of both Christian & pagan
origin, that when viewed together took the form of a
FAQ, answering every question any explorer could
possibly have. As strange as this cartographical
fantasia may seem today, it can't be denied that these
maps conveyed a grasp of inclusive knowledge (not to
mention a sense of adventure) that was lost as soon as
the middle ages turned into something else. The
unbounded exploration of the world that marked the
renaissance, turned the cartographer from a teller of
stories into the provider of the tools needed to keep
up with overseas conquests. In a sense their maps were
bolagrams too; meant to portray the new overseas
boundaries of the western empires: but here borders
depicted distinctions based on property & thus
exclusion(7). By importing our bola- & emograms into
the network cartography dataset, boundaries are not
lines of exclusion, but vectorised ghosts that suggest
movement & exploration. Ghosts that are as much an
integral part of the map as once the griffon was of
the mappea mundi."  


http://www.socialfiction.org/psychogeography/psychogeogram.html


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http://www.socialfiction.org/psychogeography
http://www.socialfiction.org/dotwalk
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