Looking outward- 01

GPS BeatMap

In my concepts systems and processes class our teacher showed us the project GPS BeatMap. GPS BeatMap was a collaborative work by Rich Pell and Jesse Stiles created in 2006. It is a GPS music instrument that acts as a DJ booth for the whole planet. This can be accessed on foot, by plane, boat, car or train. They have musical phrases that are represented on a map as overlapping circular territories and where the territories overlap the BeatMap creates mash ups. Although I am interested in more visual topics rather than audio, I admire the fact that through computing an artist can create a dynamic interactive work where the possibilities are endless.

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