you are here...
...between us

You Are Here Between Us is an experiment in a creative, collaborative mapping of in-between places.

Instead of focusing on the names and locations of places, You Are Here Between Us emphasizes the connections and correspondences between places and people.

It is not a scientific map of flows of goods, money, information or migration, but rather an open-ended mapping of emotional connections, memories, social networks and subjective associations that will grow and evolve organically.

What should I add?

...a link joining you to a place you've been, or always wanted to visit...
...a link sending a message from one place to another...
...a link describing some way two places are associated in your mind...
...a link between the two ends of your favorite road trip...
...a link between you and a distant friend...
...a link between where you live now and your place of birth...
...a link between where you live and the person who told you about this website...
...any places that you think have a correspondence in some way.

What will happen to all the correspondences?

All the links gathered in the first week of the project were printed on a poster which was shown at the YYZ Artists' Outlet in Toronto, from June 28 to August 9, 2008 and at Western Front Media Arts, Western Front Society in Vancouver, from September 4 to 18, 2008.

As we build up a database of correspondences, we will add other ways of visualizing the connections between people and places...

credits

city name lookup provided by geonames.org

network graph drawn using processing, based on code adapted from Andreas Köberle at eskimoblood.de