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. 

Friday, June 01, 2007

Notation A/V

Notation A/V is the original class that I developed and taught at the University of Michigan to explore the possibilities of digital audio and video recorders as tools of notation through which to study the city. This website of the original course presents the assignments developed and student projects which took these readiliy available devices and exploited them, using them as drawing tools.

Immersive Mapping and Google

"Immersive's Telemmersion® System is a compact, lightweight, unified camera system. The system generates synchronized, high resolution video streams representing a full-motion spherical world that can be experienced live or in a recorded form."

Immersive Media Corp. signed a contract to license street-level images of North American cities to Google Inc. to create an experience based mapping that you move through. Could this cartography be moving towards the simultaneous representation and reality depicted in Jorge Luis's tale and the Lewis Carroll's tale Sylvie and Bruno?