PDPal is a public art project for the Palm™ PDA and
the web. It is a mapping application that transforms your
everyday activities and urban experiences into a dynamic city
that you write. PDPal engages the user through a visual transformation
that is meant to highlight the way technologies that locate
and orient are often static and without reference to the lively
nature of urban cultural environments.
34 North 118 West:
34 North 118 West is a location-aware project which utilizes
mobile technology and our custom software to deliver a unique
media experience. Visitors to our site in downtown Los Angeles
are met with everything necessary for the tour, including
hardware and software.
Meyer-BrandisEarth-Core-laboratory and Elf-Scan
Elf Scan’ is a playful
interactive installation, identifying life forms within core
samples of rock, bringing an image forth from the very core
of our planet. The samples represent differing areas of our
lands where other life forms have existed and still do. Our
challenge is to suspend belief as we take time to look beyond
the known confines of our daily vision.
"In the Corelab of the Research Raft earth core samples
are studied with a specially developed core-sample-scanner
searching for elves and other subterranean lifeforms invisible
to the naked eye. The tool works non-contact,is kept very
small and fits on the tip of your finger so as not to disturb
the tiny creatures. There are many more deep earth layers
to examine and creatures to discover! Therefore we aim to
up the core lab in different locations to continue our research
.Conclusion: There is much more inside the cores sample! High
level activity - code red"
Strength, Jonah Brucker-Cohen
A wearable EMF feedback device
and mapping tool.
SignalStrength is a wearable device that translates EMF signals
(such as those from cell phones, power lines, microwaves,
radio and TV) into a tactile experience by manifesting these
signals as vibro-haptic feedback to the wearer. The device
also uploads their position information via GPS and the source
and strength of the fields to an online database. The data
is collected and cataloged in real-time to construct a full
scale map of EMF effected areas worldwide.
Edward T. Hall:
Proxemic Theory, 1966 Hall is most associated
with proxemics, the study of the human use of space within
the context of culture. In The Hidden Dimension (1966), Hall
developed his theory of proxemics, arguing that human perceptions
of space, although derived from sensory apparatus that all
humans share, are molded and patterned by culture. He argued
that differing cultural frameworks for defining and organizing
space, which are internalized in all people at an unconscious
level, can lead to serious failures of communication and understanding
in cross-cultural settings. This book analyzed both the personal
spaces that people form around their bodies as well as the
macro-level sensibilities that shape cultural expectations
about how streets, neighborhoods and cities should be properly
organized.Hall's most famous innovation has to do with the
definition of the informal, or personal spaces that surround
individuals:_Intimate space--the closest "bubble"
of space surrounding a person. Entry into this space is acceptable
only for the closest friends and intimates._Social and consultative
spaces--the spaces in which people feel comfortable conducting
routine social interactions with acquaintances as well as
strangers._Public space--the area of space beyond which people
will perceive interactions as impersonal and relatively anonymous.
for Spacially Integrated Social Science: http://csiss.ncgia.ucsb.edu/SPACE/resources/classics/