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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.

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