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Workshop: ROAM with Julie Liberstat
September 22, 2016| Free
Artist: Julie Liberstat
School: Taos Cyber Magnet School
Teacher: Alexsis Blake
Topic: Interactive urban exploration and mapping game for smart phones. Students create critical and creative investigations of walking, mapping, and play within the interactive urban landscape of PASEO Taos.
Workshop description: In this 4-hour workshop students use ROAM, an artist created interactive mobile exploration game that helps players get lost and prompts them to creatively document their journey. Students are introduced to walking and mapping as a research methodology, art practice and curricular structure. They discuss the work of artists who use walking and mapping to observe, locate, notate, and respond to sites, mapping meaning across disciplines and media. Students will explore the use of game structure[s] to promote wandering as a form of artistic methodology and pedagogy, and to create opportunities for critical and creative engagements with both our built and natural environments. We will look at the work of the Situationist International, contemporary walking artists, and participatory game structures in the context of ROAM. Students will use ROAM to explore the PASEO festival, using the game to wander through the festival and capture their experience. Students’ photos and text will be available for view in ROAM’s online gallery.
STEM Skills: GPS technologies, communication systems, information technologies and Instrumentation applied