Rebecca Noone is an artist and PhD Candidate. Her work explores how urban space/the movement through urban space is visualized at street level, within the contemporary conditions of digital mapping and locative media. Currently, Noone focuses on the representations of wayfinding found in hand-drawn directional maps. In the early 1960s, artist Stanley Brouwn stood on a street corner in Amsterdam and asked passers-by for directions with the request: could you draw that for me? Noone re-situates this performance in a contemporary media context in order to explore the complexities and multiplicities of the city’s ambient intelligences through spontaneously produced drawings, set against the optimization and commoditization of digital wayfinding/mapping platforms.
arts-based research, critical place theory, feminist technoscience, visual methods