ITP Thesis Week 2009
Monday, May 4 - Friday, May 8

Imagined Location

Tim Szetela

A set of tools used for reframing, reshaping, and recreating geographic imagery

Imagined Location is a collection of expressive tools that allow for the generation and alteration of geographic imagery. These tools highlight the rich, complex visual language of aerial photography and satellite imagery and encourage the examination and manipulation of natural, political, and man-made borders, patterns, and constructs. This interaction, in turn, questions the relationship between this imagery, its practical representation in mapping, and resulting effect on geographic perception.

Imagined Location is a collection of 14 web-based interactions. One of the interactions will be projected on a carpet placed on the floor with motion tracking as the interaction. The other 13 tools will be accessible on the nearby monitor/screen with mouse and keyboard as the user interaction.