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A Synesthete’s Atlas: Performing Cartography — A Presentation by Eric Theise

April 13, 2023 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Eric Theise combines strategies from experimental film and animation, color theory, the Light and Space movement, and concrete poetry with open data and open source software to create digital maps that behave in ways never intended by the original developers.

In this talk Eric presents Carto-OSC, an assemblage of open source libraries, data, and protocols, plus the 1000+ lines of JavaScript that integrates it all into a touch-surface control panel. He’ll discuss his motivations, his use of the Open Sound Control protocol to drive the manipulations, offer aesthetic observations, and present video excerpts of previous performances. Eric will leave time for discussion and a short demonstration, and will try to entice you to attend his collaboration with a local musician later in the week.

Eric Theise is a San Francisco-based artist and freelance geospatial software engineer. He holds Ph.D and M.S. degrees in Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences from Northwestern University and a B.B.A. from Loyola University Chicago.

This event will be presented in-person at the AGSL as well as online. If you wish to attend online, please register HERE to receive a Zoom link.