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

> I have always been fascinated with the mojave. I stayed up late as a boy
sitting in the yard on summer nights waiting for the stray storms to
drift in off the mojave, veined with lightning, rain drops warm cracking
on my skin like eggs as everyone slept, and I would imagine how hours
before these large clusters had been over desert and the place I saw as
a boy with small houses and open space.....what conversations had lifted
skyward during daylight and then evening miles away as it drifted
westward toward the san fernando valley then to die at sea along the

If the definition of augmented space the layering of data over that
> space, to me this implies not only "augmented reality" (situating data
> visually or otherwise over an area), but other data processing intended
> to tell you where to go (versus art that tells you something about where
> you are). This is an area of active research for C5. In early C5
> experiments (circa 2001) we discovered that not only do private
> ownership and land patents create problems, but so does ground cover. (I
> am no fan of chaparral.)
> As it turns out, in another collaboration (with Paula Poole) I have for
> a long time indulged a fascination with the Great Basin and Mojave
> deserts (that lie adjacent to us, having spent our lives in
> California...) These turn out to be *ideal* places for work where access
> to large tracts of public land, fairly accessible in both a legal and
> pedestrian sense, is required. So I would definitely have to say,
> personally, the Great Basin deserts of Nevada, Utah, California.
> wrote:
>>>>To all eyes pointed toward empyre:
>> If you could pick one place in the world to use some form of locative
>> technology to "read" where would you choose and why?  What place
>> fascinates you with architecture, natural forms, layout, decay and/or
>> redevelopment.....etc?
>> It could be paris or a vacant lot.
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