psychogeographic fortune-telling: kaija, 2021
unprecedented events need unusual solutions.
in this work i used GPS data collected from me walking my new puppy or rather her walking me. the idea to find her name in this way came organically, as her first vet appointment was getting closer and i still had a list of names that didn’t seem to fit.
the term psychogeography was coined by the marxist theorist Guy Debord in 1955; Debord suggested playful and inventive ways of navigating the urban environment in order to examine its architecture and spaces.
to get the best results:
1. walk mindlessly/let someone take charge
2. record your data
3. use your hidden fortune-telling talents to decipher the meaning
kaija grib laukā, 2021
in these past months i’ve tried to deal with loss in different ways, did it work? not so sure, but as a result…i got a puppy.
don’t get me wrong, getting a dog was always in my plans, but maybe not this soon
a puppy can be a lot of fun and a lot of trouble at the same time, so i had to start disciplining her.
one of great potty training methods is the “bell technique” where your puppy rings a bell everytime it needs to “go”.
this device captures live sound input and sends a notification throught the blynk app (which is connected to arduino) to my phone whenever there is a spike in incoming data – she has rung the bell, but i am either not home or am working with my headphones on
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