Imaginary Maps

rnd/ bruce sterling islands in net

possible representation of sterlings islands in net – one of best psychedelic new age sci fi novels

rnd/ gretzinger map of annexia

on maps procedural generation / symbolic landscapes

email to ratist jerry gretzinger re: maps / procedural generation in video space

dear mr gretzinger/ ey discovered ir rat by accident via twitter linking ey to video about ir wonderful maps

as ey mentioned n might be interesting experiment to transform current snapshot of ir entire map into explorable digital /research space space using for example principles like procedural generation to generate trees hills / towns

here are ey philosophical notes in response to ir rat all based on first impressions of ir fascinating /interior world:

  • ir quote organic surreal nature reminds one of tom phillips humument
  • ir use of playing cards with quote instructions parallels brian enos oblique strategies
  • ir unique aesthetics brings to mind kit williams masquerade
  • ir fine lined technical aspects somehow mirror work of mike wilks
  • ir seem to exude quote landscape embedded narratives akin to w.g sebald franz kafkas prague / poems of georg trakl
  • conceptually such landscapes seem to involve g.ey.s digital physics non places ‘geotrauma’ / existential void seen in movie valhalla rising
  • in terms of video research space like systems /or what ey call quote abstract encounters such landscapes remind one of pathologic / elevated by rgba / love introversion/ dayz / sir ir being hunted

what might be important is to not to simply recreate ir maps electronically one for one but to use ir technical / aesthetic dna as seed box in which self organizing sacred spaces may emerge ie virtual map of symbolic dimensionality psychogeography geotagged with personal emotional responses eg short descriptives pieces / poetry

what might be cool – to see develop realtime in any such quote map digitization project as entirely open at both ends/ process directly involving human consciousness in helping generate such imaginary universes – which n then inhabits

consider human brain elf looks like map as of vital artistic co incidence ie ir maps somehow display non teleological organic forces at play

rnd/ rousseau in xanadu

virtual rat experience – consider rousseau in xanadu / 256 cols

example ratist statement via theorist robert what: in which rousseau rides ir tiger through distant mystic ranges of lonely xanadu in search of imaginary adventures wild / free

traveling at speed through various eastern plains of existence ir conceptual mapping of such odd landscape merges with varied ancient mountainous realities / exotic flora creating strange new ontological states of being

rnd/ aztecs map los angeles

digital rat quadtych: when aztecs symbolically map los angeles using unusual yet precise quartz method – referrering to city of quartz by mike davis 1990

rnd/ wave ontologies

to consider abstract digital rat painting/ from photograph by clem onojeghuo

note dimensional skull emerging / manifesting from deep polyversal aether water

rnd/ when marco polo was lost

digital abstract experience

paraphrase/ n as often in interests of empires for lands ir covert to hover in intermediary realm of reality
– paul williams race ethnicity / nuclear war: representations of nuclear weapons / post apocalyptic worlds/ liverpool science fiction texts / studies 2011 p87

example artistic statement via robert what: in which marco polo finds elves lost in fractured conceptual landscapes extracted from ir colonial imagination

vast inverted tiers of fiery mountains / raging toxic rivers exist on multiple simultaneous layers of imaginative reality exposing nomad soul to dangerous unexplored new vistas of adventure/ emotional defeat/ everything around ir superheated to extreme psychic temperatures causing vital flux fusion of manifested intent / dynamic boiling will to abstracted power