Uninformation Mapping & Video
2017.6.24. — 6.25.

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Facilitated by Minkee Bae, Uninformation Mapping & Video proposes “un-informational design activity,” aimed at obscured information delivery for its laid-back consumption. In this workshop, participants will collect ‘uneven’ mental maps produced by the people of Seoul.

These maps exist in diverse forms — it could be seen at an old restaurant’s business card, in a municipal tour guide, in bird’s-eye view of an apartment complex, in a murky hiking trail map, or a rough map drawn by a passerby. Each map is distorted for maximum efficiency defined by its communication goals. The thickness of the roads are recreated, superfluous buildings are omitted while others are exaggerated, all in effort to induce the recipient for better navigation.

In this workshop, participants will diligently yet naively correct these distorted images. Using the images brought by the participants (with some additional pre-collected images), single digital landscape of Seoul will be created collectively. Through the process, participants can enjoy strolling the sweet surface of Seoul comprised of their own image dump, reversing the ideals of Harry Beck’s London Underground Map. Every participant’s trajectory in the screen will be recreated as a single tour video that will be produced after the workshop. 

Schedule

Day 1: June 24th, 2017, Saturday (AM 11:00— PM 1:00) 

— Introduction of the project 

Day 2: June 25th, 2017, Sunday (AM 11:00—PM 4:00)

— Collecting and scanning map images
— Image production using QGIS Georeferencer
— Whole mapping using Unity

Minkee Bae

Minkee Bae graduated from Department of Design, Seoul National University in 2008 and earned a master's degree and a Ph.D. from the same university in 2011 and 2015 respectively. From 2011 to 2016, he worked as an editor of the magazine <DOMINO> and participated as an early member of <Optical Race>. He teachers at the University of Seoul, Ewha Women’s University, Seoul Women's University and Kookmin University, and is engaged in the field of design, collaborating with publishing, architecture and fashion companies. His work is relatively equally distributed in these two areas of teaching and design collaborative work. He participated in the solo exhibition <Put Up & Remove> (2016, Platform Place) and the group exhibition <XS: Young Studio Collection> (2015, Ujeongguk).