Deriving An Imaginary City

Dérive app is part of the Dériving An Imaginary City exhibition on Art Micro Patronage curated by Andre Venell. I will be giving a short talk tomorrow about the project, its genesis, influences and future development.

2 December 2011
Johannesburg 8pm | Paris 7pm | New York 1pm | Los Angeles 10am
Watch it here

About the exhibition

Branching out from Guy Debord’s definition of “psychogeography” as “the study of the precise laws and specific effects of the geographical environment…on the emotions and behavior of individuals,” this exhibition looks at the use of digital tools in mapping the interplay between psychological states and urban environments. The participating artists are all using sophisticated technologies, from biofeedback to GPS, as a way to augment the experience of their surroundings, to record or map their passage through both physical and mental spaces.



What is Dérive app

Dérive app gets you lost in your city and lets you share that experience with others. Build your own task cards and invite others to play with you.

Immersed on the path of the gospel

Angela Reinders is based in Aachen, in Germany, and recently used Dérive app as part of a liturgical service. She’s providing a writeup of her experience. Getting hints and tasks to stop and move without even moving, does this make any sense? Sounds like kind of a play, and yes, it is one: Following famous