Mapping the Human Experience Exhibit

I had a chance to check out the Mapping the Human Experience exhibit launch tonight at Intermedia Arts, and highly recommend it to people who are into mapping and technology. It’s not a large exhibit, but the stuff that’s there will definitely make you think.

This is a shot of one of my favorite pieces. An artist set up his camera to capture a photo once a minute for 24 hours of a cable channel called FOX News. The photos were presented in 60 columns and 24 rows, representing an entire day – minute by minute – of their broadcast:

24 Hours of FOX News
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To me, this reminded me why I don’t need to own a television. The vast majority of shots captured one of two things: commercials or people arguing about minute details of campaigns that don’t deserve airtime. Should I buy a TV and pay for cable in order to gain access to this type of programming? I think I gain the gist of their arguments in around 5 seconds online through headlines and quickly realize that I don’t need to spend 30 minutes (with commercials) listening to pundits hash out the issue.

The exhibit runs through May 9th at Intermedia Arts, which is located at 2822 Lyndale Ave S in Minneapolis. If I wasn’t from Minneapolis, I’d make a trip of it and hit La Bodega, Herkimer, Galactic Pizza, or Fuji-Ya after since they’re all within 2 blocks of the exhibit.

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