The Blue Dot: A User’s Guide

Summer Research Project

The Blue Dot: A User’s Guide

Lead Researcher: Godiva Veliganilao Reisenbichler

Project Type: MDP Post-Graduate Fellow

Year: 2018

The Blue Dot: A User’s Guide deconstructs what it means to have a blue dot. This booklet is designed as both a companion to and an extension of the interactive installation of the same name that was exhibited in the 2018 MDP Thesis Show. The booklet complements the physical and spatial experience of the installation by serving as a written meditation on the historical and cultural dimension of our user relationships with Google Maps. Both incarnations of The Blue Dot revolve around a broader question: How do technologies reshape how people are able to use the world around them?

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