Getting directions (with the help of Google)

This series uses place names and google directions to decipher relationships between realty and reality, labels and territory. This experiment in crypto-cartography focuses on the disambiguation of superencipherment. Like a virtual derive, these attempt to milk the secret meanings from maps and lay bear the semiotics of street names. Click each thumbnail for a larger map.


war to peace
from war to peace through understanding

avoiding race
avoiding race in New Orleans

arts abundance
no direct route from arts to abundance

painters hope
painters hope that arts benefit humanity

hope and desire
the path from hope to desire

habit becomes destiny
from habit to destiny is a dead end street

flood to recovery
from flood to recovery through community and industry

hard edged abstraction
hard-edged abstraction (lakeview)