infovore + psychogeography   5

Night and the City • Articles • Xbox 360 • Eurogamer.net
"We drove about for another hour or two after that, and by this point dad was hooked. Not hooked on L.A. Noire's narrative, perhaps, or caught up in the complex chains of missions, but hooked on the city, on the fascinating, insightful job that Rockstar had done in stitching the past together. Even though I can't actually drive, and the car we were in wasn't a real car anyway, I had a strong sense that I was in the front seat, turning the wheel beneath my hands, and he was riding low in the back, face pressed to the glass. Role reversal. It happens to all fathers and sons eventually, I guess. Why shouldn't it happen because of games?" Chris Donlan takes his Dad - who grew up in late-40s/early-50s LA - on a tour of LA Noire's Los Angeles, and what happens is a remarkable piece of virtual psychogeography. Perhaps my favourite piece of games writing this year.
games  christiandonlan  la  history  psychogeography  parents  writing  eurogamer 
october 2012 by infovore
The Nile, just south of San Francisco « Snarkmarket
"It’s an old “Paramount Studio map of California’s geographical facsimiles”—that is, places that can stand in for other places.

Siberia! Switzerland! Africa! What a state!"
maps  geography  film  cinema  location  psychogeography 
may 2010 by infovore
The Demon-Haunted World
"...or the past and future of practical city magic". Jones drops the presentation bomb and it's really very very good; it doesn't feel "weird" as he suggests at all; instead, it's all one great big joined-up mishmash of coherent thought and a dash of wonder.
ubicomp  infrastructure  cities  everyware  mattjones  presentation  urban  psychogeography  webstock 
february 2009 by infovore
http://boundaries.tomtaylor.co.uk/
"Uses the Flickr shapefiles to show you where the world thinks its neighbours are." Damnit I wish Tom would stop magicking up awesomeness all the time.
geo  location  geolocative  flickr  bounadries  woe  places  geography  psychogeography  maps 
november 2008 by infovore
Joyce Walks because somewhere sometimes it's always bloomsday
"Joyce Walks is a psychogeographical art project which generates walking maps for any city in the world based on remapping routes from Ulysses allowing users to create a mashup of their own walk to be shared with other users both on the Joyce Walks site and as embeddable maps on any site."
maps  psychogeography  joyce  ulysses  walking  mapping  surreal 
october 2008 by infovore

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