FLASH™ ART - Critical Interactive Multimedia

Final Project: Mapping

Create an Interactive 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 in at least two ways: continuous feedback, stored history.

Project Proposal
One page description of the subject of your proposed map. Describe the whole and the parts.
Due: Tuesday, April 14


Map one system onto another.

Some kinds of maps: personal, idiosyncratic, conceptual, fantastic/speculative, documentary, geographical, cultural, political, mythological; a travelog, a memory map, a timeline, a topic map, a mood map.

Technical Requirements:

Must use elements of continuous feedback. ( controlling _properties with clip events: enterframe, mousedown, mousemove )

Must use variables to track user actions/choices and change outcomes. ( variables, conditional logic )

Project must include dynamic text, streaming and event Sound elements.

Some Links:

Artists Mapping

Maps, Mapas, Cartes : more 2D artists' maps

They Rule : Flash
hatester.org : Flash (see map)
t e l e m a t i c ___ m a n i f e s t o :html
16th & Mission Flash representation of the intersection 16th St. and Mission
The Real Me : Shockwave; one of my student works in Director

telematic connections :: timeline Walker Arts
Omnizone: curated net art project
CyberAtlas : guggenheim (weird frames)

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

The Situationist International:
Theory of the DÈrive
Introduction to a Critique of Urban Geography
Situationist International Online
other psychogeography:
Psychogeography and the dÈrive - Sadie Plant
Economic-, Cultural- and Psycho- geography
"The Nottingham Psychogeographical Unit runs slide-seminars and lectures on cognitive mapping and mental maps, ..."
    Mental maps
    what is psychogeography?
    Mental Mapping Workshop
A Visitor's Guide to London
Journal of Psychogeography and Urban Research
Google Search psychogeography

Representing the Internet

An Atlas of Cyberspaces
Rhizome.org: alt.interface : members only
Geographies of Cyberspace (3011) : class
Beyond Geography: Mapping Unknowns of Cyberspace : article

Geographical Map Sources

Atlas Maps - The National Atlas of the United States : interactive & multimedia maps
TerraServer 6.0 Homepage
Maptech MapServer - Online Topo Maps, Nautical, ...
TopoZone - The Web's Topographic Map, and more!
USGS (U.S. Geological Survey) Home Page
Search Publications of the U.S. Geological Survey
Landvoyage.com - Unlimited Maps and Imagery
Library of Congress: Online Map Collections: 1500-2004

The Nature of Maps


telematic connections :: timeline Walker Art Center
Introduction to Manhattan Timeformations

Idea Line
by Martin Wattenberg,"The Idea Line displays a timeline of net artworks ..."
Encyclopaedia Britannica Timelines
Multimedia ñ From Wagner to Virtual Reality
Historic Atlas Resource - Europe


Mappa.Mundi Magazing - Maps of the Month Archives
Phoenix Metro Area Population Comparisons
Halfbakery: Postmodern History Map : blog
The Map of Thought Progression : a student project
isphere: cornerbrook collab. : kids maps from memory

lists of links to map stuff

Més mapes: Món, àrees culturals, continents, països, ciutats
Cultural Maps

note: to get a sense of "the market", do a google searches on such terms as "interactive map"

On Exactitude in Science [Jorge Luis Borges]

... 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 Tattered 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

"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