Dartmaps to Appear in MOMA

Posted: February 22nd, 2008 | Tags: , | 14 Comments »

Dartmaps is a Google Maps real-time DART mashup and has appeared in print in The National Geographic, on the radio on NPR and even on television.

All of these were as part of “tech” articles or programmes, appealing mainly to geeks and GIS types. However, now Dartmaps has entered the world of the arty farty. From February 24th 2008, the Museum of Modern Art in New York City are running an exhibition titled “Design and the Elastic Mind“, which features Dartmaps as one of its exhibits. From the blurb:

The exhibition will highlight examples of successful translation of disruptive innovation, examples based on ongoing research, as well as reflections on the future responsibilities of design. Of particular interest will be the exploration of the relationship between design and science and the approach to scale. The exhibition will include objects, projects, and concepts offered by teams of designers, scientists, and engineers from all over the world, ranging from the nanoscale to the cosmological scale.

I’m not sure how Dartmaps fits into all that, but someone somewhere must have decided it does. The exhibit takes the form of a video recording of the site in action and a short descriptive text.

I couldn’t make the opening party and I probably won’t make it there to see it at all. But if anyone is in the city between then and May 12th, then be sure to pop in and take a gander :)

Edit March 9th, 2010: the installation is no longer live.

Edit Jan 15th, 2016: Source Code

14 Comments on “Dartmaps to Appear in MOMA”

  1. 1 Justin Mason said at 20:57 on February 22nd, 2008:

    holy crap, congrats! That’s amazing.

  2. 2 Eman said at 21:14 on February 22nd, 2008:

    That’s fantastic, how do you, as an artist and a man respond to the use of your creative output in such a space? Do you think the nature of the viewing space semantically changes your original artistic intent?

  3. 3 Dave said at 21:29 on February 22nd, 2008:

    It’s a fucking disgrace that they passed over the the Ali G Translator.

  4. 4 IoEwe said at 08:41 on February 23rd, 2008:

    Yes, but is it art?

  5. 5 Ste said at 08:02 on February 25th, 2008:

    You know, I think they should follow up with a performace art piece reconstructing the DingDingDing incident, complete with squashed tent and pile of cheap beer bottle detritus.

  6. 6 spacetweek said at 13:00 on February 27th, 2008:

    Yo MOMA.

    No seriously, fair play, Dartmaps is some good shit. In 1,00000 years, when they build the other two DART lines, will you add them?

  7. 7 mackers said at 14:31 on February 29th, 2008:

    Sorry, I can’t respond to any of these comments, I’m an artist now, and will consequently only be circling in artists’ circles.

  8. 8 Ste said at 18:13 on March 6th, 2008:

    I don’t care what circles you circle in, as long as you go “Dingdingdingdingding” while you circle your circles.

  9. 9 Tee said at 15:38 on April 10th, 2008:

    Someone in my company Openet just e-mailed the link around. We’re absolutely nowhere near the DART though, but everyone enjoys watching it stand still for ages at stations.

  10. 10 Deda said at 21:42 on June 6th, 2008:

    Bloody marvellous. I’ve travelled by train to school and work for 54 years and have never enjoyed a journey so much.
    Lovely piece of work.

  11. 11 stefan said at 07:31 on February 3rd, 2011:

    Wow nice man but wheres downlaud

  12. 12 patryk said at 14:22 on June 24th, 2011:

    wejdĹĽcie na http://www.flightradar24.com/?

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