SubMap is a new visualisation methodology for cities that draws on subjective data, and can be used to express factual, location and time-based data in a dynamic way.
The workshop took place in our HACKLAB and was led by Kitchen Budapest, a new media lab based in Budapest for young researchers who are interested in the convergence of mobile communication, online communities and urban space.
During the two day long SubMap workshop the participants created their own private map of Dublin, which Kitchen Budapest then animated. Each video contains a story of its creator and sound recordings from around the city of Dublin.
The method the videos were made is a true mixture of high and low tech. The contributors were asked to create key frames by marking points on a see-through film with a red marker that was on top of a map of Dublin. The size of the dots determined the magnification of those areas, while blue markers were used for text and additional graphics. After the films were scanned and processed using open source software the participants went around the city to collect sounds for their story.
The end result is six videos that tell six unique stories that shape the map of Dublin accordingly.
You can view those videos here.
Below are some pictures from the workshop, and some of the the resulting 'submaps'.