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January 07, 2005

Traces of Fire


Tracking the lighters

Volkmar Klien & Ed Lear's Traces of Fire was a social experiment that traced the movements of ten cigarette lighters tagged with transmitters to provide location and motion data frequencies.

The artists 'lost' the lighters in pubs in Limerick and observed during two weeks how they were carried around town by unknown people. From the cumulative data, the artists built a series of exhibitions showing patterns in the locations and movements of the lighters around the city.

Tracking the lighters and collecting position data was achieved with the help of transmitters normally used as animal implants in wildlife habitat studies.

Via Urban Habitat Research. (Posted by Régine Debatty)

Posted by Regine at January 7, 2005 12:53 PM