Streetscape – Iori Nakai
Maps are abstractions of reality, virtual diagrams used to construct or record a persons understanding of a space or navigation route. Bringing that virtual record of space can be brought closer the physical experience of navigating that space using this interesting audio map based project made by Iori Nakai
Usually pen tablets are used to “draw” pictures on the computer, but in Streetscape they allow you to “walk” while listening to the sounds of the city, and to feel the close connection between the map and sounds. Because I tried to create an environment of listening to natural sounds using natural movement, participants interact by tracing the indentations in the map with a pen, rather than with a mouse or their finger. This allows viewers to become more absorbed in the scenery.
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