C-MAP produces highly detailed vector-based charts compatible with most PC-based navigation systems. They created a wall of GIS maps illustrating social and economic trends for the We Love New York exhibition at Eyebeam.
This Celebration of New York City engaged in theory and practice about civil liberties and public space. Eyebeam sponsored an exhibition and a series of workshops that were free to the public. Visitors and participants learned about surveillance technology, the open wireless movement, tactical media and GIS mapping techniques.
On View: An 80-foot long day-glow map of Manhattan by Sumant Jayakrishnan, a luminous 3D model of the skyline by John Klima, computer kiosks with interactive mapping tools by Community Cartography, the City of Memory project by Jake Barton, and a wall of GIS maps illustrating social and economic trends by C-Map and others.
Public Programs: Workshops on surveillance, wireless, urban geography, and tactical media led by the Institute for Applied Autonomy, the Surveillance Camera Players, NYPIRG's Community Mapping Assistance Project, Matt Jones (the inventor of "warchalking"), NYC Wireless, Critical Art Ensemble, Beatriz da Costa, and others.
Alexis Bhagat is a sound artist and writer from New York. His work is dedicated to dismantling authorship and authority through the cultivation of new forms of radically poly-vocal sound, the transmission of promiscuous conversation, and obsessive, never-ending correspondence. He speaks and writes on anarchism, prisons, and sound art, and is a founding member of the August Sound Coalition. Bhagat is intrigued by the “lecture” as a form ripe for intervention.
Vahida Ramujkic, born in Belgrade (Serbia and Montenegro), lives and works in Barcelona, Spain. With Rotorrr (www.rotorrr.org), a collective founded in 2001, Ramujkic has a initiated and participated in a series of experiments in "terrestrial water and air" environments that are favorable to the generation of tools and terrains for social interaction, bottom-up self-organization and community generation. Their explorations engage technologies and methodologies such as mappings, collaborative games, manuals, guides and tours. Ramujkic is also completing a long-term investigation concerning the bureaucracy of EU immigration policies, due to be published as a book in Spring 2006.
New Media Collaborative was an artist group composed of students from the Bayard Rustin Educational Complex led by teaching artist Daniel Perlin in 2005. The work focused on an autobiographical recount using the everyday environment as context. The students collected sounds defining the boundaries and intersections of personal and collective experiences which were geo-tracked to their place of origin. The outcome of this educational initiative culminated in a work titled Sound and the City which was exhibited as part of Summer 2006 - New Work from Eyebeam's Studios.
Students from the 2005-06 New Media Collaborative (NMC) Program explored their everyday environments and collected sounds that define the borders and cracks of our personal and collective experiences. By asking the questions, "What is sound? What is a city? What does your New York sound like?" Students from the Bayard Rustin Educational Complex led by teaching artist Daniel Perlin, created unique audio self-portraits and mapped shared experiences. They learned to make digital recordings and pieces detailing their impressions and perceptions of The City, as well how to put these recordings online. Along the way, they acquired skills for recording sound for film, radio and public broadcast, as well as digital editing and mixing.