Media iphone/Nokia application, processing application, projector, paper, sharpie pen.
Dimensions approx 8ft x 8ft – adaptable.
Keywords Locative, GPS, walking, iphone, social connection, sense of place.
Movement around the city is both social and spatial, this project explores how individuals in groups are aware of where each other are and how that affects their experience of place.
I will find one family or group of friends to use comob (our own software that tracks and links groups rather than individuals) for a week and to make diaries about their use of it. Their movements will be visualised in the gallery, projected onto satellite imagery of the city partially obscured by cloud. The audience will be able to see the movements of the family as a whole and their relative dispersal and grouping over time, but not their actual location under the cloud cover. The situated and temporal nature of weather will allow privacy from the usually panoptican vision of satellite imagery.
Alongside this will be their text messages to each other from within the software, revealing how they use the visual links between themselves to co‐ordinate
movement and travel. This experiment in social movement questions how new live mapping software that visualises connections between people can change group identity, self‐awareness and use of space and transport.