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Lincøln
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Mapping in Minute Precision by Lincøln

November 1st, 2008 6:24 AM

INSTRUCTIONS: Make a record of every location you find yourself on an hourly basis for three days (i.e., record where you are at 8:01, 9:01, 10:01... etc). Create a map that contains only these data (example).

I decided to do this task, but in an order of magnitude greater than what was called for in the description. The task asks for three days, and I decided to do it for 31 days. I mapped where I was for every hour in the month of October 2008. I chose to record every hour on the :24. Mostly because on October 1st I woke up at 7:24, which is when I took my first picture. I also decided right off the bat that this task would be a completion for the SFØ Société Photographique. Mostly because few tasks are designed or done in the name of the Société. I guess in doing it this way I have done the opposite of this task. I turned a BartPA task into a UofA task.

So every hour on the 24, I took a photo of where I was.

I adopted some self-administered rules, which were easy and basic and saved me taking 744 photos, those rules were that I didn't have to take a new photograph if I was in the same place (relatively) that I was the previous hour. Also, if I was in the same place for three straight hours, I could choose a photo from any of those three hours (or any point in between). The first rule was so that you didn't have to sift through an ass-load of photos here (and I didn't have to figure out how to take photos of myself sleeping), the second rule was adopted because setting my alarm every hour every day grew tedious, and I preferred only doing it while I was on the move.

So with that in mind, I have made two maps.
The first is simple and requires you to click through all of the proof photos one by one. That is the map of photos.
The second is an actual map with my actual locations. That map can be found at the end of this praxis.
Go to the actual map only once you've looked through the photos. This map of photos is supposed to take you out of a sense of place, the relevance of where to be replaced by the composition. The certainty of location replaced by mystery and supposition. Only after you see the photos standing alone on their own, painting their picture of change and the unknown should you check the map itself. Or maybe not. Maybe you never check the map. Or maybe you go to the map first. Do whatever you feel like.

I thought about graphing my progress, like Lank did, but I found with such a massive amount of information, any chart or map would break down under the strain or have to be too giant to be feasible. So you get the map map and the more ephemeral map of photos.

I invite you to view and enjoy this praxis any way you want.

Here's the link to the actual map map.

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10-1-08 7:24
10-2-08 6:24-10:24
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14 comment(s)

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posted by Soren THREEdux on November 1st, 2008 10:40 AM

Fence Factory? But what do they sell?

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posted by Myrna Minx on November 1st, 2008 11:31 AM

some of these pictures are quite arresting; i am particularly drawn to the 17th century Dutch landscape.

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Lincoln, 2008

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Jacob van Ruisdael, 1675

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posted by susy derkins on November 1st, 2008 11:58 AM

I am trying to extract meaning from why do I like the photographs I like + why I dislike the ones I do: psychøln-analysis? I love among others, the junkyard mess, you taking a bath under the gaze of toy cars and those freaky wood puppets.
Is that "The House that Pirates Built"? Are you doing Harrison Ford 's again this year? Where is that gorgeus subway station?

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posted by Lincøln on November 1st, 2008 9:12 PM

Pirates have never been further from the house with the ghost skeletal pirate, yes I'll be doing Harrison's again, the gorgeous subway is the North Hollywood station, every subway station in L.A. has a different theme and many different artists designed them. They are beautiful.

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posted by zer0gee on November 1st, 2008 10:01 PM

Is that a kitty with you in a couple of these photos? If so, I've never seen one with that beautiful blend of coloring before.

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posted by Lincøln on November 1st, 2008 10:20 PM

This is a kitty here:
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This is a dog here:
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and here:
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Perhaps a better view of her is this:
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Or better yet:
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She is part Australian Shepherd and she is adorable.

And you can see me talking to her here.

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posted by zer0gee on November 8th, 2008 9:44 PM

Eee! She is a tiny doggie. I like her.

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posted by Loki on November 2nd, 2008 12:29 AM

Wow. This is great stuff. (Though, does it really count as "only these data?" Do we care?)

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posted by Lincøln on November 2nd, 2008 7:31 AM

You make a fine point Loki. I think it does count. I thought about that very thing for an entire month (because as you well know I believe in doing a task just as it was written). And I believe this does count as being "only these data". I looked at the examples and there's a great map of only the sewage pipes in a neighborhood and I think that counts, but there is way more than just manholes and water lines in that map. I think one photograph from every unique location does indeed count as "only these data". I think even moreso than the examples. If you don't click on the Google map I made, and just look through the pictures, there is no telling at all where the photos were taken, your sense of place is completely thrown off. And then, if you do look at the Google map, the only data on there is where I was on every hour, there were many times where I was at home at 6:24, then went to the market from 6:50-7:20 and was back home by 7:24, so no new points were put down on the map. that is very much keeping with the "only these data" rule. I thought about it a great deal, and I'd love to hear if somebody disagrees.

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posted by rongo rongo on November 2nd, 2008 5:38 PM

This is one of the reasons I like this praxis. Because you make the point, by creating a map that is made only of these pictures, that the essential data about your location at each point in time is a photo. That the visual experience of being there (and sometimes the mood elicited by the photo you selected) is the purest way to represent where-ness.

The google map was a fun add-on, but it's a geographical map, and so it has lots of information about other places.

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posted by Loki on November 7th, 2008 5:42 PM

I'm convinced.

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posted by rongo rongo on November 2nd, 2008 5:42 PM

This was lots of fun to look at. Seeing the daily cycle of daylight and nighttime, watching motifs appear and reappear, it was a bit like getting to tag along with Lincoln on his travels. Thanks for bringing us along.

Having also heard some of these stories, this is very true for me. ~Waldo
posted by Waldo Cheerio on April 15th, 2009 2:25 PM

I was baffled though to see The Walrus in the drivers seat at 10-26-08 20:24 though, and had to check back and forward several hours, and look at the map, to work out what was going on there.

I don't know how I missed this on it's first run across the front page, but I like it.

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posted by Lincøln on January 27th, 2009 3:42 AM

Another fun thing I just noticed (as I narcissistically looked though this entire praxis again) is watching the evolution of a beard growing.