BiCi_N, a CT-scan of Barcelona; Mapping the human body into the city body presented at SIGRADI
Martha Skinner presents at the Congreso Iberoamericano de Grafica Digital in Sao Paulo, Brazil
BiCi_N is a “living” map of Barcelona that visualizes the intricate relationship between the human body and the city. Using GPS (Global Positioning System) and A/V (Audio/Video) devices on Bicing bikes the city is understood from above and from below as a dynamic quantitative and qualitative ever-changing entity defined through the activities of numerous inhabitants. From these a collective story is assembled as users go about their lives. The bicycle as an extension of the human body into the city becomes a full-scale mapping instrument, which captures both the sensual/experiential and the scientific/abstract notation of the human body into the city body and viceversa.
Keywords. Mapping, Audio/Video, GPS, open source, collective, daily life, body, city
“CiTy-SCAN: The Sensual/Experiential and Scientific/Abstract Notation of the Human Body and the City Body,” presented at the National ACSA Conference
Martha Skinner presented at the National ACSA Conference titled Rebuild in New Orleans