Memory Lane


Scott Wayne Indiana set out on Memorial Day to map out the floor plan of his childhood home to try to coax some memories from the space.

Using public space for a large-scale mapping project might be an interesting way to work with some of the long grass around the city. Of course, putting something like masking tape down would be lost, but making paths by walking through the grass might be a different way of thinking about it. I want to spend more time outside soon.

[via Wooster Collective]

Community Garden Site

the heritage sign

I went out to the site for our proposed community garden to take some photos yesterday. It’s looking fairly likely that this will be the site for our community garden starting this summer. This park is located at Russell and Mill near the Sandwich windmill. We’re still working out all the details, but everything has been really positive so far. Many more details to follow, but for now, I just started to visually map out there area.

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Eclipse – Park Pollution Visualization


It seems I keep running into projects that attempt to visualize pollution levels. I’m not sure what intrigues me about this particular project, but I do connect with it on some level. I might just be drawn to projects which use real-time or near-real-time data. Here is a summary this project’s purpose.

Eclipse is an interactive artwork that alters and corrupts appropriated photographs of United States national and state parks based on real-time Air Quality Index readings from the web (AQI or particle pollution data is available from Eclipse was commissioned by and was created by Cary Peppermint and Christine Nadir, who produce”

Visiting Detroit

Detroit, Riverside Extension fence

Danielle and I went over to Detroit yesterday to meet with Aaron Timlin (from the Contemporary Art Institute of Detroit) at the LadyBug Gallery to discuss some potential collaborative projects over the summer. After getting a quick tour of the gallery and some of the other studios and workspaces in the building (which we unfortunately didn’t get any photos of, though next time), we headed out into the neighbourhood for a guided tour with Aaron to start brainstorming some future projects and project sites.

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