I’m collecting images from around the world depicting ‘you are here’ marks or ideo locators at Flickr. I’m fascinated by this mapping in context, in particular the relationship to local physical space. This is mapping with a a point of view, and maps as direct interface to the world. The best example to date is from Seoul, where 3D cross sections of a metro station are directly related to the point at which you are looking at the map.
Here are my raw notes from the three days of excellent conversation, urban exploration and brainstorming of Design Engaged 2005.
Timo Arnall & Even Westvang.
At the Iceland inside and out workshop Even Westvang and Timo Arnall collaborated on a project looking at ways of contextualising photographs by time and geography. We chose to shift the balance of representation away from location, towards image and time. This is a summary of our ideas and process, with an initial working prototype.
My piece for ‘Afar’ in Copenhagen documents the time from 27 February to 19 May 2004. It presents a linear sequence of images alongside personal maps.
Some notes from the ‘loop city’ workshop at Outside In in Goteborg.
Currently in Lofoten, Norway for the Mobile outskirts workshop.
I have been treating digital photography as a narrative medium taking sequences of photographs to suggest movement, place, stories, journeys and discovery. In the near future I hope to to link images back to places using a GPS receiver, to produce some semi-automated travelogues. There is a lot of research to be done around contextualised imagery, and about mapping in relation to photography.