140504 – start of 250 Miles Crossing Philadelphia

Between May and November 2014 we work in Philadelphia on the project 250 Miles Crossing Philadelphia.

Imagine the streets are a kind of text that people can read. What an individual reads “in the street” is dependent on the totality of their life history and the totality of their tracks taken before. So to every individual, the same street presents a different text. Taken to the extreme an individual travelling the same streets may read a slightly altered text, depending on their experience in the time in between.


We worked in Philadelphia at the Science Center’s campus as part of a unique program: Art Along the Avenue of Technology. We did build a fifty minute GPS-based navigation documentary, and an interactive website based on the movements of people as they move throughout Philadelphia. See also this item on Newsworks/WHYY

See for the results of the project: www.250miles.net