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Track&Trace (Critters)

Mon 4 Nov

10:00 - 17:00

Tue 5 Nov

10:00 - 17:00

Wed 6 Nov

10:00 - 17:00

Thu 7 Nov

10:00 - 17:00

Fri 8 Nov

10:00 - 17:00

Sat 9 Nov

10:00 - 17:00

Sun 10 Nov

10:00 - 17:00

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VENUE: Naturalis
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ORGANIZER: Media & Technology - Universiteit Leiden

// Track&Trace (Critters) //
By Sabrina Verhage

Our frequent use of mobile technologies is altering the way we use and experience urban public space. Track&Trace is an interactive drawing bot that visualizes spatial relations between people moving through urban public space. The drawing bot responds to people’s presence by following them around through space carrying a piece of sidewalk chalk. Track&Trace provokes pedestrians to leave their private digital space and interact, connect and perform in public physical space.

Apart from creating an attractive visualization, the lines created by the drawing bot aim to create awareness, not only about the presence of others, but also the temporal presence of others, the usage of space and the presence of tracking systems such as CCTV cameras, providing new ways of thinking about movement in hybrid urban public space.

Awareness about the temporal presence of others and the usage of space might alter pedestrians’ desired direction similar to the phenomena of walking through fresh snow – to go where no one has gone before - potentially revitalizing space that is mainly used as passageway.


05–11 November 2018