Re: [-empyre-] locative city, annotated space

>Hi Ruben,

One of the things I am very interested in developing is more of an
individual interaction with place.  The thing I keep thinking about (one
of them I guess) is how navigation of place is a conversation.  It is an
interplay in the sense that not only does the building, street, exposed
and hidden infastructure etc have visual information and unseen data to be
"read" while passing , but a viewer is having it all fed through their
lens and internal filters. Bias patterns can be applied as a term to how
one person may prefer longer pauses , different architecture, faster
walking pace established as a kid, and how they move is an editing tool
applied to what is before them.  The presentation of data alone is a bit
more passive.  The interplay should have an effect on other triggers,
perhaps on calculations establishing their patterns of movement and
avoidance, cadence etc and that forming a sort of feedback loop, not as
some random generative exercise, but as a cohesive integrated layer of
data and context on certain levels.

The nice thing with 34n was how there are many many many different
permutations possible depending what pattern a person walked and what
sequences they formed.

I really liked how in 34n there is no separation of critical and creative
voice sudden chunk of philosophy to frame is integrated into
an experientially driven mode that has both contents by the nature of
juxtaposition and layering as one moves

> i think this is very interesting, i like this suggestion of layers of
> data and informations
>  that are usually not experienced, interlaced with the first layer of
> reality, the one that we usually perceive, and with the other
> stratified layers of past..
> it's like a kind of magic that through technological devices the two
> invisible layers, the data and the past, can be embodied in something
> that can be sensed, and mixed with the physical reality of what is 'here
> and now'.. well, in my opinion technological devices are not the problem
> in this case, they are becoming every day less invasive and at the same
> time more present, we are going to live all kind of machinery as a
> natural part of our body or environment as we already do  with things
> like telephones or elevators or airplanes, i am quite sure about that; i
> think this is an interesting general question, the issue of
> human/machine interaction..
> but in  the case of 34n there is another thing i was thinking about..i
> was thinking a lot about it this weekend, i tried to look the city
> surrounding me focusing more on the invisible layers..the point is that
> every person has its own ghosts! even in the same place and at the same
> time, with the same 'boundary conditions', imagination works in
> unexpected ways.. if i understand, in your work you 'choose'  a number
> of 'ghosts', based on your personal experience/knowledge/imagination of
> the places, and propose them to the participants.. you propose
> 'something to look at', while i think that what is really fascinating in
> your work is that you propose a 'different way to look at' .. being an
> artist, couldn't one think to use tech devices in order to give  people
> a 'methodology' rather than an experience   based on one's
> individuality?
> i haven't yet it so clear, but i think this is an imortant point, i'd
> like to know your opinion..
> ruben
>        ~(R)~
>> Others, like 34n are working more with sound and data and this allows
>> a focus on physical place and content can work with layered data,
>> metaphor, juxtapositions, ghosts of past incarnations as sound files
>> so a person sees the physical place and learns to question it as well
>> learn more of it in present and past.
>> Some of the sound files are old wooden carriage wheels, an older car
>> horn and trains where remnant tracks appear in streets or where trains
>> would have passed.  The effect is almost always people startled
>> looking for the car or train or even carriage (all what would have
>> been heard at different times in the past) and then realizing what
>> just happened.
>> I do see these technologies becoming quite commonplace in a not too
>> distant future.  A lot will utilize smart lens technology which is
>> currently being developed for such applications as high rise building
>> visual field data overlays for hostage placed on
>> rooms with security officials, rooms overlaid with data of possible
>> suspects, danger levels color encoded.......
>> The artistic applications are endlessly exciting
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