Artistic and algorithmic reinterpretation of a landscape. Workshop with 9 students in the foundation year option Media and Interaction Design.
As part of this workshop, the students were asked to question the status of the map as a digital copy reflecting a real landscape. The restitution of a landscape in the form of data and by extension in the form of a map or data visualization can be more or less faithful to its real model. The students were confronted with different levels of abstraction and with the different layers that make up the landscape: nature, infrastructure, data (geological, demographic, topographic, etc.).
Each student had to choose a theme to deal with around the map and render it visually in the form of a script processing. The script generates an image in the form of vector lines which can then be drawn with the Axidraw (drawing plotter).
Among the possibilities, the students could choose to make a reconstructed (or inferred) map from data, invent a fictitious place or interpret an existing landscape in an abstract way.