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I’ve been looking a little more at papers from digital humanities, specifically articles to do with the analysis of motion patterns, and thinking about the wider field of geo-spatial computing. There is an important distinction between this field and what artists are doing with geo-spatial information. Artists are often engaged with the on-the-ground practices of the field, with walking, cycling, sailing, and in using those experiences to mediate in the translation of the data. So, not only is data produced by embodied processes, but the collection and analysis of that data is as well. This ability to engage personally with both the production, collection and analysis of movement data, and then with the creation of artefacts, media, events or experiences using the combination of those experience allows artists to understand these processes in a different way. The idea of bodystorming, physically engaging with a development process, is thus often central to art practice, specifically in walking practices.

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