For the next three weeks I’m helping to teach a class at the Presidio of San Francisco on digital documentation, cultural heritage, and interpretive trails. It’s an intensive course, 8+ hour days for the undergraduates and more like 12-13 hour days for me. For the first day, I had the students create memory maps using flickr and google maps to teach them how to use the tools, but also to teach them about free-associative narratives as a part of placemaking. It worked well as an exercise, and it was interesting to see the different scales that the students used for their own maps. I made one a couple of years ago ago about living in New Orleans, but I felt like I wanted to update it, so I made another one from Austin, linked above.
I’m also updating the official project blog, Remixing El Presidio, here:
Good fun, but I’m ready to have my hands in the dirt again!