Thursday, February 02, 2006

GPS, narrative, geodocumentary in Latvia and Netherlands

Location awareness, narrative, and documentary come together in this project. What else are people going to map?

For their 2005 Golden Nica-winning MILK project, the artists gave GPS devices to people involved in the dairy trade between Latvia and the Netherlands, representing their movements as animated maps, photos, and textual memories on the web. A kind of geographic documentary, MILK conflates the objectivity of mapping with the subjective experiences of economics, politics and, of course, other people. And this MILK is perfectly safe for lactose-intolerant viewers!! :-)

Via Smartmobs

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