Announcing Joyce Walks a new project by Conor McGarrigle

Posted by Conor McGarrigle | Thu Jun 14th 2007 9:15 a.m.

ANNOUNCING

Joyce Walks a new project by Conor McGarrigle

Because somewhere, sometimes it's always Bloomsday.

http://www.stunned.org/walks

Every June 16th in Dublin Joyce enthusiasts celebrate Bloomsday with
re-enactments of events from Ulysses. Unfortunately not everyone can be
in Dublin for that day but why should that stop you celebrating
Bloomsday where you want when you want .So as Bloomsday approaches we
announce Joyce Walks a web 2.0 service which will let you map routes
from Ulysses to any city in the world so that Bloomsday can be
celebrated in any place at any time.

Joyce Walks is a psychogeographical tool which generates walking maps
based on routes from James Joyce's Ulysses in any city in the world
using Google Maps. The system prints maps to be used as the basis of
walks exploring the city of your choice and generates mashups using
your pictures and videos documenting these walks to share with other users.

Inspired by the Situationist idea of the Derive Joyce Walks seeks to
provide the walker a means of exploring the urban environment which is
unique, truly random but removed from a reliance on chance. Although
based on a fixed route each map generated is unique as it is based on an
individual selection by the user of the center point of their chosen
city thus every map provides the walker a means of exploring the urban
environment which although based on routes which are predetermined
according to a strict adherence to a text is individual to them. Of
course removing these routes from Dublin removes specific spatial
relevance but they still retain an aura of association which creates a
link between the locations and Joycean Dublin.

Joyce Walks saves every map generated to a database. These walks, in
addition to being specific to their creator, form part of a continuum
where each specific walk performed by any user of the system is added to
an searchable archive of unique performative walks from around the
world. This archive over time will become a tool to explore and view
many unique walks in many cities around the world creating a veritable
web 2.0 psychogeographical rough guide.

http://www.stunned.org/walks

Requirements:
Firefox or Safari browser , in this beta version Internet Explorer is
not supported, support for IE will be added shortly
Due to copyright issues between Google and the British Ordnance Survey
cities in the UK and Northern Ireland are not searchable, we are
working to find a solution for this.

------------------------------------
Stunned.org
http://www.stunned.org
Conor McGarrigle
http://www.stunned.org/cmg.htm
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  • Conor McGarrigle | Thu Jun 14th 2007 9:45 a.m.
    ANNOUNCING

    Joyce Walks a new project by Conor McGarrigle

    Because somewhere, sometimes it's always Bloomsday.

    http://www.stunned.org/walks

    Every June 16th in Dublin Joyce enthusiasts celebrate Bloomsday with
    re-enactments of events from Ulysses. Unfortunately not everyone can be
    in Dublin for that day but why should that stop you celebrating
    Bloomsday where you want when you want .So as Bloomsday approaches we
    announce Joyce Walks a web 2.0 service which will let you map routes
    from Ulysses to any city in the world so that Bloomsday can be
    celebrated in any place at any time.

    Joyce Walks is a psychogeographical tool which generates walking maps
    based on routes from James Joyce's Ulysses in any city in the world
    using Google Maps. The system prints maps to be used as the basis of
    walks exploring the city of your choice and generates mashups using
    your pictures and videos documenting these walks to share with other users.

    Inspired by the Situationist idea of the Derive Joyce Walks seeks to
    provide the walker a means of exploring the urban environment which is
    unique, truly random but removed from a reliance on chance. Although
    based on a fixed route each map generated is unique as it is based on an
    individual selection by the user of the center point of their chosen
    city thus every map provides the walker a means of exploring the urban
    environment which although based on routes which are predetermined
    according to a strict adherence to a text is individual to them. Of
    course removing these routes from Dublin removes specific spatial
    relevance but they still retain an aura of association which creates a
    link between the locations and Joycean Dublin.

    Joyce Walks saves every map generated to a database. These walks, in
    addition to being specific to their creator, form part of a continuum
    where each specific walk performed by any user of the system is added to
    an searchable archive of unique performative walks from around the
    world. This archive over time will become a tool to explore and view
    many unique walks in many cities around the world creating a veritable
    web 2.0 psychogeographical rough guide.

    http://www.stunned.org/walks

    Requirements:
    Firefox or Safari browser , in this beta version Internet Explorer is
    not supported, support for IE will be added shortly
    Due to copyright issues between Google and the British Ordnance Survey
    cities in the UK and Northern Ireland are not searchable, we are
    working to find a solution for this.

    ------------------------------------
    Stunned.org
    http://www.stunned.org
    Conor McGarrigle
    http://www.stunned.org/cmg.htm
    ------------------------------------
  • Rhizomer | Thu Jun 14th 2007 10:20 a.m.
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    ----- Original Message -----
    From: Conor McGarrigle <lists@stunned.org>
    Date: Thursday, June 14, 2007 11:11 pm
    Subject: RHIZOME_RAW: Announcing Joyce Walks a new project by Conor McGarrigle
    To: list@rhizome.org

    > ANNOUNCING
    >
    > Joyce Walks a new project by Conor McGarrigle
    >
    > Because somewhere, sometimes it's always Bloomsday.
    >
    > http://www.stunned.org/walks
    >
    > Every June 16th in Dublin Joyce enthusiasts celebrate Bloomsday with
    > re-enactments of events from Ulysses. Unfortunately not everyone
    > can be
    > in Dublin for that day but why should that stop you celebrating
    > Bloomsday where you want when you want .So as Bloomsday approaches we
    > announce Joyce Walks a web 2.0 service which will let you map routes
    > from Ulysses to any city in the world so that Bloomsday can be
    > celebrated in any place at any time.
    >
    > Joyce Walks is a psychogeographical tool which generates walking maps
    > based on routes from James Joyce's Ulysses in any city in the world
    > using Google Maps. The system prints maps to be used as the basis of
    > walks exploring the city of your choice and generates mashups using
    > your pictures and videos documenting these walks to share with
    > other users.
    >
    > Inspired by the Situationist idea of the Derive Joyce Walks seeks to
    > provide the walker a means of exploring the urban environment
    > which is
    > unique, truly random but removed from a reliance on chance. Although
    > based on a fixed route each map generated is unique as it is based
    > on an
    > individual selection by the user of the center point of their chosen
    > city thus every map provides the walker a means of exploring the
    > urbanenvironment which although based on routes which are
    > predeterminedaccording to a strict adherence to a text is
    > individual to them. Of
    > course removing these routes from Dublin removes specific spatial
    > relevance but they still retain an aura of association which
    > creates a
    > link between the locations and Joycean Dublin.
    >
    > Joyce Walks saves every map generated to a database. These walks, in
    > addition to being specific to their creator, form part of a continuum
    > where each specific walk performed by any user of the system is
    > added to
    > an searchable archive of unique performative walks from around the
    > world. This archive over time will become a tool to explore and view
    > many unique walks in many cities around the world creating a veritable
    > web 2.0 psychogeographical rough guide.
    >
    > http://www.stunned.org/walks
    >
    > Requirements:
    > Firefox or Safari browser , in this beta version Internet Explorer is
    > not supported, support for IE will be added shortly
    > Due to copyright issues between Google and the British Ordnance Survey
    > cities in the UK and Northern Ireland are not searchable, we are
    > working to find a solution for this.
    >
    > ------------------------------------
    > Stunned.org
    > http://www.stunned.org
    > Conor McGarrigle
    > http://www.stunned.org/cmg.htm
    > ------------------------------------
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