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Guide Psychogéographique de OWU (2009, med res jpg)


During the week of June 15-19 (2009) five intrepid Ohio students and myself engaged in improvisational psychogeography, culminating in the map opening this post. A printable 11″ x 17″ (300dpi 1.4mb) PDF of the map is here.


Picture 1

Map detail: The path taken through campus followed the outline of a wolfie hand-shadow cast on a campus map.


Picture 2

Map detail: Stuff smelt, heard, and felt with its allure or disallure indicated with faces.


The map was the product of a course – Mapping Weird Stuff – I offered at the OWjL (Ohio Wesleyan University Junior League of Columbus) summer camp for gifted and talented middle school students.

Based on the kid’s ideas and work collecting diverse data, I designed a layout and look for the map. The map itself was created in FreehandMX, now dead-tech thanks to Adobe (I still…

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