Tag Archives: mapping

loopcity

Describing the city through repeated everyday actions In his novel L’Innommable Beckett describes a strange world made up from a complex system of repetitive cyclical events. What is described as social architecture – the spatial / temporal organisation of everyday life- is often very similar to this: people do the same things at the same time. They follow the same routes in regular periods. Sometimes when riding the tram, visiting a cafe or going to the supermarket I recognize strangers who seem to live in…

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Routine Pathways

three women describe their daily routine pathways, giving insight in how personal practice shapes the perception of the city. The interactive diagram juxtaposes their descriptions with “objective” way descriptions from a navigation system. By highlighting the time a person spends talking about a specific section of her path in relation to the sections actual length, the diagram captures the focal points of personal subjective spaces. The project was developed as part of the EMARE artist in residency at the Werkleitz gesellschaft. It can be viewed…

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5 minute places

Starting from a central place, five minutes of movement in all directions with different means of transport are recorded. This project builds upon the work of Masaki Fujihata and Joachim Sauter, who combined GPS and video footage to create a map of the environment. in this case however, the GPS traces are mapped in time-space. using the videotraces, it becomes visible where the traveler interrupted his way … Link to the project, developed in the course of an Emare Residency at the Werkleitz Gesellschaft in…

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wegzeit

The Geometry of Relative Distance my Thesis in Architecture .pdf “When you ask someone in Los Angeles how far it is from the beach to downtown, he or she will answer with the number of minutes it generally takes to traverse the distance rather than noting the number of miles. This system of defining and representing distance has recently been codified for use on the California Department of Transportation’s large LED “Freeway Condition” signs, which offer up-to-the-minute projections of estimated drive times: “8 minutes to…

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