Right There: A Hedonic Map of Pleasure and Pain in Austin, Texas

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Right There: A Hedonic Map of Pleasure and Pain in Austin, Texas

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Co-Lab Projects, 613 Allen Street, Austin, TX 78704
Artist’s reception will be on October 12, 2013, 7:00pm-11:00pm
October 13-19, 2013 by appointment

Read the Austin Chronicle article on the project here.

Read the Austin American-Statesman article on the project here.

Read the Austin Monthly article on the project here.

Read the Tribeza article on the project here (pg 55).

Read the End of Austin interview about the project here.

Read The University of Texas at Austin’s Department of Psychology article here.

Help me make art: a Hedonic Map. I am launching a project that will first exhibit at Co-Lab in October 2013. I’m excited to announce that the project will be hosted by The University of Texas Department of Psychology during the spring and summer of 2014. I’ve been thinking about how we each have intense experiences in a certain places, and realize how connected we are to others who have similar experiences in the same spot, or could show on a map where he or she had the exact same feeling overtake him or her.

I want to make a map of those places of yours, of mine, of ours. I need your high-highs and your low-lows. I will create an installation: an emotional map of Austin, a Hedonic Map, so to speak. Austin, Texas: a city with so many awake people and intense experiences; I want to make a record of these lives in this place. Are there patterns?

I have researched different types of pain and pleasure by behaviorists, psychologists, thinkers, artists, and friends to create a series of questions for you to respond to as a survey.

EXTERNAL REFERENCES:

Bentham’s list of Pleasures, Pains, and their Kinds

Plutchik’s chart of emotions

Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs

HintFM, the amazing creators of the Wind Map

OTHER ARTISTS’ and THINKERS’ PROJECTS:

Miranda July’s Learning to Love You More

Nickolay Lamm’s Income Disparity Project

Donald Kilpatrick

My friend Molly O’Halloran’s hand illustrated map of Austin

Teleportal + Broadcastr, Remember When You First Moved to Austin

John Beieler’s Visualization of Protests around the world posted on Ultraculture

Ultraculture: Tools for a Better Future

Mood Map of the U.S.

40 Maps That Will Help You Make Sense of the World

Body Atlas Reveals Where We Feel Happiness and Shame

SEND ME MORE external references if you know of any. Stay tuned, or email me with info or questions.

Cultural Arts Division, City of Austin

Projects by Fisterra Studio sponsored by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin

This project is funded and supported in part by the City of Austin through the Cultural Arts Division believing an investment in the Arts is an investment in Austin’s future. Visit Austin at NowPlayingAustin.com.