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id sigradi2009_1071
authors Skinner, Martha L.; Douglas Hecker
year 2009
title BiCi_N, a CT-scan of Barcelona
source SIGraDi 2009 - Proceedings of the 13th Congress of the Iberoamerican Society of Digital Graphics, Sao Paulo, Brazil, November 16-18, 2009
summary BiCi_N is a "living" map of Barcelona that visualizes the intricate relationship between the human body and the city. Using GPS (Global Positioning System) and A/V (Audio/Video) devices on Bicing bikes the city is understood from above and from below as a dynamic quantitative and qualitative ever-changing entity defined through the activities of numerous inhabitants. From these a collective story is assembled as users go about their lives. The bicycle as an extension of the human body into the city becomes a full-scale mapping instrument, which captures both the sensual/experiential and the scientific/abstract notation of the human body into the city body and viceversa.
keywords Mapping; Audio/Video, GPS; open source; collective; daily life; body; city
series SIGRADI
email marthas@clemson.edu
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