Fwd: Opening in Harvard Square & Cartography in Chicago

Posted by kanarinka akanarinak | Wed Mar 1st 2006 9:11 a.m.

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57 THINGS TO DO FOR FREE IN HARVARD SQUARE
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WHEN: March 1st - March 31st, All day, All the time
WHERE: Outside the T station in Harvard Square on plasma screens
attached to
the info kiosk

WHAT: A public video project by the Institute for Infinitely Small
Things
commissioned by lumen eclipse. The project consists of a video guidebook
that presents research that the Institute conducted from September
2005 -
February 2006. Each "thing" is something that one can do for leisure,
entertainment, enjoyment or relaxation but none of them cost money.

MORE INFO: http://www.ikatun.com/57/

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DESIGNING FOR THE TOTALLY INCONCEIVABLE
Mods, Hacks and other Unexpected Uses of Maps by Artists (and other
Regular People)
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WHEN: Wednesday, March 8th. 10AM to 11:40AM
WHERE: Palmer House Hilton Hotel. Chicago, IL.

WHAT: How to design for indeterminate futures. Presentation for the
Association of American Geographers (AAG) Annual Meeting. Panel is
part of
the "Experiments with Territories: Post Cartographic Map Design"
session.

MORE INFO: http://makingmaps.owu.edu/postcarto-aag06.html

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About the Institute for Infinitely Small Things
www.infinitelysmallthings.net
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The Institute for Infinitely Small Things is a research organization
whose
mission is to invent and distribute new practices of political
engagement in
everyday life. While the macropolitical realm of issues, parties and
policy
is important, it begins with asking social and political questions about
tiny things, such as, "What can you do for free in Harvard Square?" and,
"What happens when you do what an advertisement tells you?" The
Institute's
methodology is to complexify small things rather than simplifying large
ones.

The Institute creates software tools, kits and archives (online &
offline),
leads public expeditions (interventions), and publishes "books" and
articles
for free distribution. The Institute's membership is fluid and
interdisciplinary, often involving artists, anthropologists, software
engineers, filmmakers, historians and architects. Current research
interests
include: performing corporate language in public space, creating
definitions
of "cartography," destabilizing consumer architectures, hacking maps and
lying to people about art.

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About iKatun
www.ikatun.com
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In South Slavic, "katun" means "temporary village" and is used to
designate
seasonal communities near pastures and bodies of water. iKatun's
mission is
to foster and develop temporary communities that experiment with art,
geography and political engagement in everyday life. iKatun provides
fiscal
sponsorship to artists, produces experimental educational gatherings
such as
conferences, walks and reading groups, and conducts field research
with the
Institute for Infinitely Small Things.
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