Los Angeles Multi User Dimension"
Eddo Stern & Jason Brown
uses the tools and structures of a MOO (Multi User Dimension,
Object Oriented) to inscribe a subjective-arbitrary textual
map of Los Angeles.
We imagine LAMOO as literature and landscape in which the
reader moves through a map of words. In contrast to the unitary
panopticism of traditional mappings and the linear textuality
of traditional readings, LAMOO offers an accumulation of meanings
which are remapped and re-inscribed by the reading of each
This is also a nostalgic mapping, using tools from an era
of text-only computing to collect a set of ephemeral impressions
which are as interwoven and spacialized as the structures
of memory. But like memory, this nostalgia remains active
and creative, offering a sense of rupture and disorientation
as well as a sense of suddenly focused presence.
These peripatetic descriptions of subjective Los Angeles form
an eccentric geography that varies in scale, detail and coverage,
an intricate textual palimpsest of interwoven Los Angeles
Software: Eddo Stern
Mapping and Freeway texts: Jason Brown
Additional texts: Jessica Hutchins
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