Flash 5 ActionScript for Artists || Stephen Hartzog || Stanford University Digital Art Center, Winter 2002

Final Project: Map  

Create a nonlinear, interactive system of Objects relating in space and time, which could only exist as digital multimedia. Its manifestations must depend on the interactions of the user.
Due: Wednesday, March 13

Project Proposal
One page description of the subject of your proposed map.
Due: Monday, February 11


parameters: Use text, image and sound. Use as much ActionScript as you can.
All projects will be evaluated on the basis of scripting technique, concept and interactive aesthetics.

Psychogeography Links

The Situationist International:
The study of the precise effects of geographical setting,
consciously managed or not, acting directly on the mood
and behaviour of the individual.

Theory of the Dérive
Introduction to a Critique of Urban Geography
Links to Psychogeography Documents from the SI

other psychogeography:
A Visitor's Guide to London
Psychogeography and the dérive - Sadie Plant
Journal of Psychogeography and Urban Research
what is psychogeography?
Mental maps
Economic-, Cultural- and Psycho- geography
Google Search psychogeography


On Exactitude in Science

... In that Empire, the Art of cartography attained such Perfection that the map of a single Province occupied the entrirety of a City, and the map of the Empire, the entirety of a Province. In time, those Unconscionable Maps no longer satisfied, and the Cartographers Guilds struck a Map of the Empire whose size was that of the Empire, and which coincided point for point with it. The following Generations, who were not so fond of the Study of Cartography as their Forebears had been, saw that that vast Map was Useless, and not without some Pitilessness was it, that they delivered it up to the Inclemencies of Sun and Winters. In the Deserts of the West, still today, there are Tattereed Ruins of that Map, inhabited by Animals and Beggars; in all the Land there is no other Relic of the Disciplines of Geography.
-Suarez Miranda, Viajes de varones prudentes, Libro IV, Cap. XLV, Lerida, 1658

other mapping:
16th_map a map of the intersection 16th St. and Mission in Flash by Eric Rodenbeck
The Real Me one of my student works in Director
Multimedia – From Wagner to Virtual Reality
Introduction to Manhattan Timeformations
t e l e m a t i c ___ m a n i f e s t o



Unlike the graphic arts, drawing or photography, unlike tracings, the rhizome pertains to a map that must be produced, constructed, a map that is always detachable, connectable, reversible, modifiable and has multiple entranceways and exits and its own lines of flight." (DELEUZE, G. and GUATTARI, F. 1987. A Thousand Plateaus: Capitalism and Schizophrenia. vol.2. Trans. by Brian Massumi. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press., p.21)
quoted by Bill Seaman in Recombinant Poetics


Flash 5 ActionScript for Artists || Stephen Hartzog || Stanford University Digital Art Center, Winter 2002