PDPal represents a synthesis of three individual artists' interests. Scott Paterson explores architecture as an interface protocol between the activity of our daily lives and the space of digital networks. Marina Zurkow addresses the characteristic aspects of PDPal, as well as the narrative direction embedded in a map-making project. Julian Bleecker is drawn to the project by his continuing study of the ways technology can create an engaged critical consciousness about culture. Parsons School of Design MFA DT students Shruti Chandra, Vicoria Fang, Fang Yu Lin, Jen Wheatley, and Austin Chang were part of a research fellowship that ran from Jan 1- June 15, 2003. Adam Chapman helped us realize the flash front end for the Times Square iteration.