Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Local Positioning System
by Morris, Lance A., M.F.A., California State University, Long Beach, 2013, 11; 1523236
Abstract (Summary)

In Local Positioning System I explored urban areas on foot and displayed the results of my explorations in the Dutzi gallery. My primary impetus for this project was to gain a more complete understanding of my surroundings. In a Global Positioning System (GPS)-driven re-imagining of British artist Richard Long's walks, I tracked my wanderings using a smartphone and filtered the resulting data and imagery through mechanical methods of production such as laser cutting and screen-printing. I then incorporated this imagery into a much larger installation piece that led viewers through a scale model of my exploration, via a detailed path on the wall and illuminated light boxes on the floor to guide their path.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Sexauer, Roxanne
Commitee: Ali, Susanna, Miyoshi, Kimiko
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Art
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 52/01M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Fine arts
Keywords: GPS, Laser cutting, Long Beach, California, Mapping, Original artwork, Pacific Electric Railway, Screen print
Publication Number: 1523236
ISBN: 978-1-303-20687-0
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