My Name is Madison
Artist - Matthew Slaats
Taking Madison, WI as its subject, My Name is Madison is an Augmented Reality Game that allows users to explore and interact with the urban landscape from a multitude of perspectives. This project approachs the city as a layered environment. Players understand the development of place through the eyes of history, culture and fantasy.
Using GPS enabled hand held computers, participants take on the roles of both recipient and creator, performance in context. While walking about the streets, they are provided with information that enhances their understanding of the environment and then gives them the tools to create their own interpretations of place. Documentation of these events will be posted to www.mynameismadison.blogspot.com.
The project opens as a part of the Games, Learning and Society Conference taking place in Madison, WI June 15-16. www.glsconference.org