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BART Psychogeographical Association
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Tasks / Misuse Of Maps

This task is retired.

Navigate a city or region using maps that do not represent that space.
For example, you can use a map of Central Park to traverse Loving County, Texas, or a map of the London Underground to find your way through SF MOMA.

Compare your expectations with your experiences.

1 to 100 players
25 points
Level 2
In the zone of: BART Psychogeographical Association
Created by praximity

Terms: mapping, thisismyfault

9 completed :: 17 in progress
Interested in collaborating on this: (no one yet!)

this task is retired


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posted by Burn Unit on March 7th, 2008 5:03 AM

yeah. that's the one. excellent.

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posted by Tøm on March 7th, 2008 7:08 AM

I second that, brilliant.

posted by Fonne Tayne on March 7th, 2008 5:46 PM

very traditional p.a. tactic. and yet completely, insatiably relevant.

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posted by Sean Mahan on March 7th, 2008 7:19 PM

I was shocked - shocked - and, frankly, embarrassed that there wasn't just such a BARTpa task, yet. Kudos, et al.

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posted by praximity on March 8th, 2008 10:49 PM

maybe misuse isn't the right word.
reuse? reappropriation? recuperation?

i dunno. i liked the alliteration.

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posted by Haiku on July 16th, 2008 11:46 PM

I once used the London Underground map to navigate London aboveground. It was certainly possible, but involved walking well out of my way in several occasions since the map is abstracted to make the lines and stations readable.

Ancient Maps
posted by Waldo Cheerio on October 12th, 2008 2:35 PM

I spent a while trying to find some good ancient maps, when the known world was pieced together from merchants and translations of foreign cultures. All the good ones I found were among these:

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posted by Lincøln on October 12th, 2008 3:30 PM

I wanna see you do something with your new information.


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Misuse of Maps by teh Lolbrarian March 28th, 2008 7:46 PM

For this task I shall navigate Champaign-Urbana, IL using XKCD's Map of Online Communities and Related Points of Interest. It clearly says "do not use for navigation," so this makes it an ideal choice for misuse of...

25 + 339 points :: 7 comments :: 71 votes
Misuse of Maps by Dela Dejavoo April 3rd, 2008 6:41 AM

Mat Defiler and Dela Dejavoo embarked on the task of navigating our fair city with the following map: And also the subway map of the same city, which you can see here, viewed upside down. You can view it right side up at the following link: http:/...

25 + 130 points :: 7 comments :: 26 votes
Misuse of Maps by Pip Estrelle July 10th, 2008 2:29 AM

On Woden’s Day, the ninth of July, in the year two thousand and eight Anno Domini, I embarked on an aimless journey through the city of Marburg, Germany carrying only a digital camera to record my experiences and a map of the human nervous system...

25 + 120 points :: 8 comments :: 24 votes

I propose to have an official intercity symposium between SFØ and CGØ concerning the history, growth, and social impact of our beloved game. As this is of great social and political import, it should be done over coffee. In order to bridge the g...

25 + 60 points :: 14 comments :: 12 votes :: 11 collaborators
Misuse of Maps by JJason Recognition March 19th, 2008 2:56 PM

If I hadn't been able to dérive in the lifeless, soulless, highway fueled outer-ring shopping arcologies for some reason, my close second choice for locations of intense Psychogeographic weirdness in the Twin Cities would definitely be the skyway s...

25 + 30 points :: 2 comments :: 6 votes
Misuse of Maps by Sir Ducksbane March 17th, 2008 12:02 PM

At this point I feel like I kind of have two homes, one at school and one where I grew up. I decided to compare these two by using a map of the area around my school in Somerville, Massachusetts to navigate around the area behind my house in Oakham, ...

25 + 30 points :: 4 comments :: 6 votes
Misuse of Maps by Amoeba Man, HFXØ Sponty August 13th, 2008 3:26 AM

See video for full praxis. This is the map we used. As for expectations vs. experiences, (not included in the video), I guess we didn't expect it to work as well as it did. Kind of frigh...

25 + 25 points :: 0 comments :: 5 votes :: 2 collaborators
Misuse of Maps by Morrighan March 19th, 2008 7:47 AM

Currently, I'm extremely bored. Originally I intended to travel to Ireland at least for St. Patrick's Day, but unfortunatly I'm completely broke. I didn't want to sit around at home all day, so I thought, if I can't go to Ireland, Ireland has to come...

25 + 15 points :: 0 comments :: 3 votes
Misuse of Maps by ENØ Bli33ard, ENØ Sock September 18th, 2008 6:15 AM

Alright, so it's finally uploaded, sheesh. This was done a while back, mid-August I think. Me and Sockhead took on the initiative of others and tries to replicate infinite win, but did it work? We explored the local area of Enfield in North London...

25 + 5 points :: 0 comments :: 1 vote :: 2 collaborators