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If Maps: Intersections between Cartography and Experimental Film

Monday, November 12, 2018 at 9:30am to 10:30am

Kroch Library, 2B48
Olin Library, Ithaca, NY 14850, USA

San Francisco-based creative coder Eric Theise will join us at the conclusion of his two week stint as Toolmaker-in-Residence at Owego's Signal Culture. He'll discuss two related efforts undertaken during his residency: combining open source – and not so open source – software in an attempt to create real time cartographic tools to be used in studio & performance settings and the use of these tools to create fixed & interactive works.

Theise's passion for experimental film and other time-based arts has manifested in 16mm cameraless films, copperplate photogravures from pinhole photographs, modest pre-cinema machines, and other projects that rely on antiquated technologies. His current project integrates perceptual & conceptual concerns of experimental animators and structural filmmakers from the 70s & 80s with contemporary digital tools from the geospatial realm, essentially asking the question: If we'd taken away their Bolex cameras and handed them Mapbox GL and PostGIS, what would they have made instead? He'll demonstrate tools and share insights about Signal Culture's programs.

Event Type

Presentation

Departments

Cornell University Library

Contact E-Mail

kgj2@cornell.edu

Contact Name

Keith Jenkins

Speaker

Eric Theise

Open To

public

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