OpenStreetMap US

Since 2022 I’ve given 30+ performances of A Synesthete’s Atlas—during which I manipulate projected OpenStreetMap-based maps in collaboration with musicians—across North America. My animation, If Map #5, appeared throughout February on the display that crowns San Francisco’s Salesforce Tower, the second tallest building west of the Mississippi. I’ll talk about my motivations, influences, technologies, and the cartographic challenges of designing for an enormous, yet determinedly low resolution, display.


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