Thanks to the Germantown Historical Society for bringing over their Germantown Timeline. In their words, this timeline is “not a history, but a series of decisions.” In that spirit, they have also donated several stacks of post-it notes, pencils, and pens, for visitors to amend the timeline with whatever they see fit. The timeline will reside in the Germantown City Hall Information Department, across the hall from the workshop room. Please pay a visit and make your mark.
If you see/something say something. 1000 4” x 6” two-sided postcards distributed throughout New York City. 2010 - 2011.
From 2011 - 2012, Information Department facilitated Lecture Series, a series of lectures and presentations held at overca$h, a living room in West Oakland. Participants included Ted Purves and Michael Rothfeld; Ana Labastida; and gal*in_dog (aka Guillermo Galindo).
Volume four of a four-volume participatory field guide to Where Am I?
37.6 MB, released 06.04.11
Volume three of a four-volume participatory field guide to Where Am I?
43.5MB, released 05.28.11
Volume two of a four-volume participatory field guide to Where Am I?
47.4MB, released 05.21.11
Volume one of a four-volume participatory field guide to Where Am I?
39.1MB, released 05.14.11
From July 31st - August 7th, 2011, Information Department contributor Jacob Wick drove from Asheville, NC to San Francisco, CA.
Along the way, he performed a participatory score entitled what news (2011). This score had several components: participants were asked to send a text message with the phrase “what news” and a mailing address to a specified Information Department number, temporarily redirected to Wick’s cellphone; whenever Wick received such a text, he would stop at the nearest point and purchase a local postcard and a local newspaper. Wick would then write the top headlines from the newspaper on the postcard, take a photo of the headlines (if the sender of the text approved), post the photo on his blog, and then mail the postcard to the specified mailing address.
To see all of the postcards Wick received permission to photograph and publish on his blog, click here.
At this booth, visitors were invited to participate in a number of activities: a book/equipment swap; a text score, let me tell you about it, written by Jacob Wick for the occasion; a suggestion box; and a worksheet.
This worksheet contained four frames in which individuals were invited to draw and/or describe their experience at campcamp, at Transmodern, or in general, while keeping in mind their possible roles as field guides. These frames have been compiled into 4-volume community field guide to campcamp.