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Presentation on space and place and the way these have been communicated in various media through the years. This is the Denver flextrack-revised version. Part of the research and work carried out ...

Presentation on space and place and the way these have been communicated in various media through the years. This is the Denver flextrack-revised version. Part of the research and work carried out with Luca Rosati for the Pervasive IA book (http://pervasiveia.com/), originally presented at the Web and Beyond 2010 in Amsterdam.

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  • 1. GREY HAVENS 8 days 0 MORDOR 5 months 22 days Andrea Resmini The Art and Craft of Being Elsewhere The Web and Beyond 2010, Amsterdam    
  • 2. pervasive information architecture http://pervasiveia.com/    
  • 3. ANDREA RESMINI :: THE ART AND CRAFT OF BEING ELSEWHERE how is that we do not get lost in movies?    
  • 4. ANDREA RESMINI :: THE ART AND CRAFT OF BEING ELSEWHERE    
  • 5. ANDREA RESMINI :: THE ART AND CRAFT OF BEING ELSEWHERE after all, it is not air we are breathing    
  • 6. ANDREA RESMINI :: THE ART AND CRAFT OF BEING ELSEWHERE    
  • 7. ANDREA RESMINI :: THE ART AND CRAFT OF BEING ELSEWHERE #1 context is spatial    
  • 8. ANDREA RESMINI :: THE ART AND CRAFT OF BEING ELSEWHERE d resmini where's that pic of Peter dancing naked on the table in the boss' office?    
  • 9. ANDREA RESMINI :: THE ART AND CRAFT OF BEING ELSEWHERE In your room with a friend http://www.flickr.com/photos/46037115@N04/4233027629/    
  • 10. ANDREA RESMINI :: THE ART AND CRAFT OF BEING ELSEWHERE @resmini where's that pic of Peter dancing naked on the table in the boss' office?    
  • 11. ANDREA RESMINI :: THE ART AND CRAFT OF BEING ELSEWHERE In a stadium with a crowd http://gm25liveen.web-log.nl/george_michael_25_live_en/blog/index.html    
  • 12. ANDREA RESMINI :: THE ART AND CRAFT OF BEING ELSEWHERE media always imply spatial relationships    
  • 13. ANDREA RESMINI :: THE ART AND CRAFT OF BEING ELSEWHERE not understanding them = bad    
  • 14. ANDREA RESMINI :: THE ART AND CRAFT OF BEING ELSEWHERE    
  • 15. ANDREA RESMINI :: THE ART AND CRAFT OF BEING ELSEWHERE    
  • 16. ANDREA RESMINI :: THE ART AND CRAFT OF BEING ELSEWHERE    
  • 17. ANDREA RESMINI :: THE ART AND CRAFT OF BEING ELSEWHERE #2 communication is abstraction    
  • 18. ANDREA RESMINI :: THE ART AND CRAFT OF BEING ELSEWHERE Grotte Genovesi Abstraction and rhythm in cave paintings (Sicily, Italy)    
  • 19. ANDREA RESMINI :: THE ART AND CRAFT OF BEING ELSEWHERE #3 we understand the abstract by means of the concrete    
  • 20. ANDREA RESMINI :: THE ART AND CRAFT OF BEING ELSEWHERE Getting lost in space Le Petit Poucet, or Little Thumb    
  • 21. ANDREA RESMINI :: THE ART AND CRAFT OF BEING ELSEWHERE Getting lost in time Scarlett Johansson revives Cinderella for Disney    
  • 22. ANDREA RESMINI :: THE ART AND CRAFT OF BEING ELSEWHERE MUSIC LANGUAGE MATHEMATICS RHYTHM SPACE TIME    
  • 23. ANDREA RESMINI :: THE ART AND CRAFT OF BEING ELSEWHERE what is space?    
  • 24. ANDREA RESMINI :: THE ART AND CRAFT OF BEING ELSEWHERE Space Some remote area of the Moon (http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:NASA_Apollo_11_photo_AS11-40-5967.jpg)    
  • 25. ANDREA RESMINI :: THE ART AND CRAFT OF BEING ELSEWHERE Space Some remote hot area of the Earth    
  • 26. ANDREA RESMINI :: THE ART AND CRAFT OF BEING ELSEWHERE Space Some remote cold area of the Earth    
  • 27. ANDREA RESMINI :: THE ART AND CRAFT OF BEING ELSEWHERE space is the base experience of our embodiment as human beings, and it is objective, impersonal, undifferentiated    
  • 28. ANDREA RESMINI :: THE ART AND CRAFT OF BEING ELSEWHERE #4 semantic or digital space, or the Web, do not map precisely to a single physical representation    
  • 29. ANDREA RESMINI :: THE ART AND CRAFT OF BEING ELSEWHERE The Internet The Internet as connected nodes in terms of abstract network traffic    
  • 30. ANDREA RESMINI :: THE ART AND CRAFT OF BEING ELSEWHERE The Internet The Internet as connected nodes overlaid to a map of the world    
  • 31. ANDREA RESMINI :: THE ART AND CRAFT OF BEING ELSEWHERE The Internet The Internet as a resource    
  • 32. ANDREA RESMINI :: THE ART AND CRAFT OF BEING ELSEWHERE but they can be places, and they need to be places if they want to provide satisfying experiences    
  • 33. ANDREA RESMINI :: THE ART AND CRAFT OF BEING ELSEWHERE what is place?    
  • 34. ANDREA RESMINI :: THE ART AND CRAFT OF BEING ELSEWHERE Place A small child's playroom    
  • 35. ANDREA RESMINI :: THE ART AND CRAFT OF BEING ELSEWHERE Place I swear this is not my workplace    
  • 36. ANDREA RESMINI :: THE ART AND CRAFT OF BEING ELSEWHERE Place Totem pole and community house in Tlingit, British Columbia    
  • 37. ANDREA RESMINI :: THE ART AND CRAFT OF BEING ELSEWHERE Place The home of Bilbo Baggins, Esq. as Tolkien originally envisioned it    
  • 38. ANDREA RESMINI :: THE ART AND CRAFT OF BEING ELSEWHERE place involves, besides physical space, memories, experiences, and behavioral patterns: it is personal, subjective, and communitarian    
  • 39. ANDREA RESMINI :: THE ART AND CRAFT OF BEING ELSEWHERE Place is like home Judith Mackey, Celebrate Me Home. Z-Bar Ranch in Snow, Flint Hills, Kansas (www.phnxgallery.com/page/page/2118275.htm)    
  • 40. ANDREA RESMINI :: THE ART AND CRAFT OF BEING ELSEWHERE The Internet is a place A fake Facebook page for Pope Benedict XVI    
  • 41. ANDREA RESMINI :: THE ART AND CRAFT OF BEING ELSEWHERE so, how do we communicate space and place?    
  • 42. ANDREA RESMINI :: THE ART AND CRAFT OF BEING ELSEWHERE how do we make people feel at home (or not) elsewhere?    
  • 43. ANDREA RESMINI :: THE ART AND CRAFT OF BEING ELSEWHERE Masaccio's Tribute Money http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_CijcaA9yq58/S7vaxhkeg_I/AAAAAAAAFd0/eFgqLjxkgn4/s1600/Good+Tribute+Money+copy.jpg    
  • 44. ANDREA RESMINI :: THE ART AND CRAFT OF BEING ELSEWHERE    
  • 45. ANDREA RESMINI :: THE ART AND CRAFT OF BEING ELSEWHERE Miller's Dark Knight Returns DC Comics, 1986    
  • 46. ANDREA RESMINI :: THE ART AND CRAFT OF BEING ELSEWHERE 2 1 3 The Tribute: structure    
  • 47. ANDREA RESMINI :: THE ART AND CRAFT OF BEING ELSEWHERE 1 1 1 The Dark Knight Returns: structure DC Comics, 1986     1
  • 48. Filming in studio Schneider – Sörensen, Vor Tids Dame, 1912    
  • 49. The Great Train Robbery Edwin S. Porter, 1903 (Library of Congress)    
  • 50. Frankenstein J. Searle Dawley, 1910 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TcLxsOJK9bs)    
  • 51. A theatre Acting conventions and fixed camera point of view contributed to placing the audience in front of the scene    
  • 52. SCENE CAMERA POV AUDIENCE    
  • 53. ANDREA RESMINI :: THE ART AND CRAFT OF BEING ELSEWHERE no spatial articulation    
  • 54. The Lonely Villa Biograph, 1909 (from Persson, P. (2005). Understanding Cinema)    
  • 55. The Lonely Villa Biograph, 1909 (from Persson, P. (2005). Understanding Cinema)    
  • 56. SCENE OUTSIDE SPACE CAMERA POV AUDIENCE    
  • 57. The Musketeers of Pig Alley Sight link establishes an adjacent space outside of the audience current view (1912)    
  • 58. The Musketeers of Pig Alley Sight link establishes an adjacent space outside of the audience current view (1912)    
  • 59. SCENE 1 SCENE 2 CAMERA POV CAMERA POV AUDIENCE AUDIENCE    
  • 60. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Thanhouser, 1912 (from Persson, P. (2003). Understanding Cinema.)    
  • 61. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Thanhouser, 1912 (from Persson, P. (2003). Understanding Cinema.)    
  • 62. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Thanhouser, 1912 (from Persson, P. (2003). Understanding Cinema.)    
  • 63. ANDREA RESMINI :: THE ART AND CRAFT OF BEING ELSEWHERE “ The enlargement of the engraved wedding announcement appears as an entirely new picture. The room suddenly disappears and the hand which holds the card flashes up. Again when we have read the card, it suddenly disappears and we are “ in the same room again    
  • 64. ANDREA RESMINI :: THE ART AND CRAFT OF BEING ELSEWHERE SOMEWHERE ELSE 1 2   SCENE   SCENE
  • 65. ANDREA RESMINI :: THE ART AND CRAFT OF BEING ELSEWHERE not a technical constraint at all it's a semantic constraint    
  • 66. ANDREA RESMINI :: THE ART AND CRAFT OF BEING ELSEWHERE “ Another marked peculiarity of the Impressionists is the truncated composition, the placing in the foreground of the picture of fragments of figures and objects. There is thought and purpose in “ this apparent oddness. Child, 1887    
  • 67. ANDREA RESMINI :: THE ART AND CRAFT OF BEING ELSEWHERE com/d/arthistory/1/0/I/n/gc_bm_0309_04.jpg Oarsmen rowing on the Yerres Gustave Caillebotte, 1877 (http://z.about.com/d/arthistory/1/0/I/n/gc_bm_0309_04.jpg)    
  • 68. ANDREA RESMINI :: THE ART AND CRAFT OF BEING ELSEWHERE Before the mirror Edgar Degas, (http://liudmilag.files.wordpress.com/2009/03/before-the-mirror-by-degas.jpg)    
  • 69. ANDREA RESMINI :: THE ART AND CRAFT OF BEING ELSEWHERE Musicians in the orchestra Edgar Degas, 1872 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Edgar_Germain_Hilaire_Degas_010.jpg)    
  • 70. ANDREA RESMINI :: THE ART AND CRAFT OF BEING ELSEWHERE New Orleans Cotton Exchange Edgar Degas, 1873 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Cottonexchange1873-Degas.jpg)    
  • 71. ANDREA RESMINI :: THE ART AND CRAFT OF BEING ELSEWHERE Place de la Concorde Edgar Degas, 1875 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Edgar_Degas_Place_de_la_Concorde.jpg)    
  • 72. ANDREA RESMINI :: THE ART AND CRAFT OF BEING ELSEWHERE    
  • 73. ANDREA RESMINI :: THE ART AND CRAFT OF BEING ELSEWHERE    
  • 74. ANDREA RESMINI :: THE ART AND CRAFT OF BEING ELSEWHERE    
  • 75. ANDREA RESMINI :: THE ART AND CRAFT OF BEING ELSEWHERE we are inside the paintings    
  • 76. ANDREA RESMINI :: THE ART AND CRAFT OF BEING ELSEWHERE #5 place-making is not achieved via superior technology    
  • 77. Rear window A. Hitchcock, 1954    
  • 78. Rear window A. Hitchcock, 1954    
  • 79. Rear window A. Hitchcock, 1954    
  • 80. Rear window A. Hitchcock, 1954    
  • 81. ANDREA RESMINI :: THE ART AND CRAFT OF BEING ELSEWHERE YARD SCENE WINDOW AND PIANO PLAYER    
  • 82. ANDREA RESMINI :: THE ART AND CRAFT OF BEING ELSEWHERE filmic space is now complex and articulated through places: we are there    
  • 83. ANDREA RESMINI :: THE ART AND CRAFT OF BEING ELSEWHERE    
  • 84. ANDREA RESMINI :: THE ART AND CRAFT OF BEING ELSEWHERE Pulp Fiction Q. Tarantino, 1994    
  • 85. ANDREA RESMINI :: THE ART AND CRAFT OF BEING ELSEWHERE    
  • 86. ANDREA RESMINI :: THE ART AND CRAFT OF BEING ELSEWHERE Day of the Tentacle LucasArts, 1993    
  • 87. SCENE CAMERA POV   AUDIENCE  
  • 88.    
  • 89. #6 place-making in videogames has nothing to do with the graphical wow factor    
  • 90. Myst The glorified theatre    
  • 91. ANDREA RESMINI :: THE ART AND CRAFT OF BEING ELSEWHERE Ultima underworld Origin Systems, 1992. The paper map contained in the boxed set. It was accompanied by a small bag with runes.    
  • 92. ANDREA RESMINI :: THE ART AND CRAFT OF BEING ELSEWHERE Alone in the dark Infogrames, 1993    
  • 93. ANDREA RESMINI :: THE ART AND CRAFT OF BEING ELSEWHERE Alone in the dark Infogrames, 1993    
  • 94. ANDREA RESMINI :: THE ART AND CRAFT OF BEING ELSEWHERE #7 visual or narrative syntax might differ, but successful experiences strive for place- making    
  • 95. ANDREA RESMINI :: THE ART AND CRAFT OF BEING ELSEWHERE A map of Arkham, MA Central Arkham in a handwritten map drawn by H. P. Lovecraft    
  • 96. ANDREA RESMINI :: THE ART AND CRAFT OF BEING ELSEWHERE    
  • 97. ANDREA RESMINI :: THE ART AND CRAFT OF BEING ELSEWHERE    
  • 98. ANDREA RESMINI :: THE ART AND CRAFT OF BEING ELSEWHERE it would even be an interesting place, if not for the fact that it only exists in fiction    
  • 99. Dark Corners of the Earth A Call of Cthulhu game from Headfirst Productions, 2K and Bethesda, 2005    
  • 100. Dark Corners of the Earth A Call of Cthulhu game from Headfirst Productions, 2K and Bethesda, 2005    
  • 101. Dark Corners of the Earth A Call of Cthulhu game from Headfirst Productions, 2K and Bethesda, 2005    
  • 102. ANDREA RESMINI :: THE ART AND CRAFT OF BEING ELSEWHERE we need place, but place has nothing to do with 'real': it has to do with being there    
  • 103. ANDREA RESMINI :: THE ART AND CRAFT OF BEING ELSEWHERE SPACE PLACE FINE ARTS OUTSIDE CINEMA INSIDE OUTSIDE VIDEOGAMES INSIDE OUTSIDE CYBERSPACE INSIDE   STATIC   DYNAMIC
  • 104. ANDREA RESMINI :: THE ART AND CRAFT OF BEING ELSEWHERE Place A fake Facebook page for Pope Benedict XVI    
  • 105. ANDREA RESMINI :: THE ART AND CRAFT OF BEING ELSEWHERE Visit the Shire http://www.hobbitontours.com/    
  • 106. ANDREA RESMINI :: THE ART AND CRAFT OF BEING ELSEWHERE Inside the painting The home of Bilbo Baggins in New Zealand    
  • 107. ANDREA RESMINI :: THE ART AND CRAFT OF BEING ELSEWHERE Thank you Twitter: @resmini Book: http://pervasiveia.com/