W(e are )here: Mapping the Human Experience Opening
March 31 to May 9, 2008 @ Intermedia Arts

The very concept of "where" — humanity's understanding of our relationship to the world around us — is expanding. W(e are )here: Mapping the Human Experience is a collaboration between Intermedia Arts and Solutions Twin Cities that creatively explores the intersections of communication, technology, and aesthetics. Running from March 31st to May 10th, this unique multi-media exhibit invites you to explore and interact with the information around you through data visualization, artistic expression, and interactive installations.

For more information, visit the W(e are )here: Mapping the Human Experience website, see the attached exhibit flier, or read on below:

Happy Hour & Exhibit Showing
Tuesday, April 1st | 5 to 8pm
Come to the Herkimer Pub & Brewery to meet and greet the artist and curators of W(e are )here: Mapping the Human Experience. This informal get together will be followed at 6:30 by a short walk to Intermedia Arts for a special "after hours" showing of the exhibit. Free and open to all.

"Visualizing Urban Data Streams" – A lecture by Eric Rodenbeck
Monday, April 14th | 5:45pm @ 100 Rapson Hall, U of M campus
As part of the College of Design Lecture Series, join Eric Rodenbeck, founder and creative director of Stamen Design, for a discussion about their work and data visualization as a new medium. Visit W(e are )here: Mapping the Human Experience to see Stamen Design's interactive installation visualizing the growth and development of the Twin Cities over time. Free and open to all.

Psychogeographic Map Making Party
Thursday, April 24th | 6:30 to 9pm @ Intermedia Arts
Join Solutions Twin Cities for a psychogeographic walking tour & map making party. You'll form small groups and set out on foot in search of unique insights into the urban fabric of the surrounding Uptown neighborhoods. Utilizing Google Earth, a projector, and a wall sized "canvas," groups will then layer their experiences over a projected representation of the city, resulting in one map that communicates the participant's collective experience. Drinks will be available to assist the creative spirit. Free and open to all.

W(e are )here: Mapping the Human Experience – Exhibit Party
Friday, April 25th | 7 to 11pm @ Intermedia Arts
Join Intermedia Arts, Solutions Twin Cities, and the artists of W(e are )here: Mapping the Human Experience for an exciting night of multi-media presentations from the artists, music, drinks and food. Free and open to all.

Exhibit Participants:
 – Brendan Crain, author of Where, wrote the introduction to the exhibit.
 – Christopher Baker is including his piece "My Map."
 – The Design Institute at the University of Minnesota: Twin Cities has submitted "Twin Cities Knowledge Maps."
 – Karl Frankowski is including a new work, "24 Hours in 24 Hour News."
 – Paul Cantrell & Luke Francl created a site specific interactive web application entitled "Where We're Coming From."
 – Jonathan Harris & Sep Kamvar have included their website "We Feel Fine."
 – Stamen Design is submitting a custom "Twin Cities Trulia Hindsight Map."
 – Scott Nedrelow is presenting "Palisade Head."
 – Alice Dodge is being represented by her piece "Six views of Minneapolis-St.Paul."
 – Christian Nolds' "San Francisco Emotion Map" will be on display.
 – Chris Harrison is including a piece from his "Visualizing the Bible" series.
 – A selection of WorldMapper visualizations will be on display.