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Information Aesthetics: Here & There: a Horizonless Projection of Manhattan


Here & There [schulzeandwebb.com] is an experimental projection, here as a horizonless map of Manhattan that looks uptown from 3rd and 7th, and downtown from 3rd and 35th. These maps are intended to be seen at those same places, putting the viewer simultaneously “above” the city and “in it”, both looking down and looking forward.

The projection seen here is a combination of city manipulations in 3D modelling software, and choosing the best lens for the simulated camera. Hand modeling is required to avoid the nearby buildings to obstruct the view, or the distant ones stop working as a conventional map. About a tenth of the city is re-built by hand, then textured.

Thnkx Haroon and Remy.

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Cityscape LocativeLab.org is Ronald Lenz's research website on locative & mobile media. This is mostly an archive of blogposts I find inspiring and interesting and an overview of my work. I'm a strategist, technologist and researcher in the field of Location-Based Mobile Services and work at Waag Society, a medialab in Amsterdam, The Netherlands where I head the Locative Media research program and at 7scenes, a platform for GPS games and tours as creative director. Picture 4 Find me at Twitter, LinkedIn or via ronald [at] waag [dot] org.

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