A Synesthete's Atlas

It's remarkable to think that I gave nine performances of A Synesthete's Atlas in 2022, beginning in Lisbon, and later peppering the East Coast, West Coast, and Minneapolis after I returned to the United States. With help, I've gathered documentation of all of them and have been uploading excerpts to a dedicated Vimeo showcase. I'm pleased with the presentation I gave at the North American Cartographic Information Society's Annual Meeting in October, and will be giving a similar presentation at the American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting in Denver, 23-27 March.

I'm in the process of lining up a dozen or so performances in Colorado (Pueblo, Fort Collins, Boulder, Denver) – in advance of the conference and in the Midwest (Chicago, Milwaukee, Madison) post-conference; stay tuned.

Please be in touch with ideas or questions.


Recent Blog Posts

A QuickTake and Radio Valencia Cafe

A QuickTake and Radio Valencia Cafe

28 Dec 2022

You’re forgiven if you’re thinking “surely he meant to title this A Quick Take on Radio Valencia Cafe”.

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Warhol, Empire, the Met Life Tower, and Me

Warhol, Empire, the Met Life Tower, and Me

03 Aug 2022

It’s tautological to say I’m resigned to being a fatalist but disappointments take their toll and I tend to set my expectations low. I learned late that the second volume of The Films of Andy Warhol Catalogue Raisonné was nearing publication and while Callie Angell had been gracious in crediting me in her publications for providing the clue necessary to sequence the reels of Empire, I was anxious about whether I’d make it into what would become the definitive source of truth.

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For Sale: Robert Indiana 'MECCA I, II, III'

For Sale: Robert Indiana 'MECCA I, II, III'

02 Aug 2022

Pop Artist Robert Indiana was commissioned to design the basketball floor for the Milwaukee Exposition Convention Center and Arena (MECCA). The floor made its debut in October 1977 and was disassembled after the Bucks began playing in the BMO Harris Bradley Center in 1988. I don’t know the current status of the floor, only that it was saved from a salvage sale by Greg Koller, then passed to the stewardship of his son, Ben, and that a replica was reconstructed for one game in 2017 to celebrate the fifty year anniversary of the Bucks’ first season.

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For Sale: John Wesley 'Smoke Ring'

For Sale: John Wesley 'Smoke Ring'

01 Aug 2022

Update

This painting sold in Artsy's Post-War and Contemporary Auction, September 2022.

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Mimics

Mimics

05 Jan 2020

tl;dr

To map a cellphone tower that mimics a tree, cactus, or another natural or man-made object in OpenStreetMap use, for example:

  • man_made=mast
  • tower:type=communication
  • mimics=palm

A list of known values may be found at Key:mimics and can be expanded as new cases arise.

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