This blog is a research platform organizing projects, examples, and thoughts surrounding the idea of an urban mapping which reads the city as a network of individual activities and relationships in time rather than as a static form. This research looks at the city both from within and from above as kind of urban cat-scan. 

Saturday, March 25, 2006

Motion Mapping

Motion Mapping is part of an ongoing research on issues of temporality, public space and representation.

Visitors are drawn into a luminous penetrable volume of string in which two small LCD screens presenting student work are embedded. Upon entering visitors quickly disappear into the solid while others already inside suddenly reemerge while interacting with the disappearing and reappearing ghosted projections of the previous users of the space.

The project was inspired by Parallel, an example of Vision in Motion by Moholy-Nagy. In this 1937 photograph by Ryuji Sibata the mosaic pattern of a swimming pool’s bottom in its distortion reveals the movement of a swimmer as it interfaces the body of water.

To view slide show of installation visit
Motion Mapping