[artinfo] PSY.GEO.CONFLUX 2004, NYC, May 13-16, 2004
dmandl at panix.com
Sat May 15 19:33:56 CEST 2004
New York City, May 13-16, 2004
Glowlab is pleased to announce Psy.Geo.Conflux 2004, the second in an
annual series dedicated to current artistic and social investigations
in psychogeography (the study of the effects of the geographic
environment on the emotions and behavior of individuals). Part
festival and part conference, it brings visual and sound artists,
writers, urban adventurers and the public together to explore the
physical and psychological landscape of the city.
Partial list of events:
WiFiKu :: Julian Bleecker: A drift through New York City
neighborhoods to discover the names people give to their WiFi nodes
and to construct haiku using these found SSID names.
Footprint Mapping :: Noriyuki Fujimura: An attempt to create a
digital map of streets and public spaces by gathering "footprints" of
participants in the project; a DIY-style digital mapping system
consisting of a cheap pedometer, digital compass, microprocessor,
webcam and laptop computer, set on a custom-made backpack for
participants to wear.
Human Scale Chess Game :: Sharilyn Neidhardt: A cell phone-directed
chess game played in real
time, with humans acting as the pieces and the street grid of Times
Square as the chess board.
A complete schedule, event details, links to participants, and
contact information: http://www.psygeocon.org.
New York Times and Village Voice articles on the 2003 Conflux:
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