:: Network – 20/11/07 ::
Invisible Geographies 50MHz-6000MHz Performance
November 20th 2007
Canterbury Christ Church University
Psychogeographical experiments in Dataspace.
Psychogeography: ‘The study of the specific effects of the geographical environment, consciously organized or not, on the emotions and behaviour of individuals”.
Dataspace: “The study of data as a geographical environment, which unites the social, the immaterial and the virtual dimensions of the spaces constructed from data with the physical and material infrastructures on which they rest”.
A network is any system of interconnected points/locations, nodes, which become greater, augmented, than when in isolation. While the emphasis is most often placed on the nodes, it is the connections/links/lines/flows, the spaces between, the hinterland of the network, and their resulting mesh/matrix, which provides the site, means and context for the networks ability to transfer and transform. Similarly, art can be thought of as a space in-between:
“The work of art occupies a pivotal point between two sets of behaviour, the artist’s and the spectators. It is essentially a matrix, the substance between. It exists neither for itself nor by itself.” (Ascott, R. 2003, Telematic Embrace)