Michael Takeo Magruder - Imaginary Cities (info)

Imaginary Cities _ info

Description

A project using the British Library’s digital collection of historic urban maps to create aesthetic designs and fictional cityscapes for the Information Age

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Imaginary Cities is an arts research project that considers how large digital repositories of historic cultural materials can be used to create new born-digital artworks and real-time experiences which are relevant and engaging to 21st century audiences. The project takes images and associated metadata of pre-20th century urban maps drawn from the British Library’s online 1 Million Images from Scanned Books collection on Flickr Commons and explores transforming these digital materials into new aesthetic designs and provocative fictional cityscapes for the Information Age.

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Imaginary Cities is a British Library Labs project by Michael Takeo Magruder made possible with funding by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. This online work-in-progress showcase has been conceived and realised in partnership with Gazelli Art House.

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