Developed and led by Ivona Petrov and me, the workshop was articulated through a series of questions:
If Nazca people drew monkeys and whales, what are we drawing for our gods? What are these modern geoglyphs telling us about our urban environments and dataspaces we inhabit? Is the Quantified Self movement subversive or conformist? Could self-surveillance surpass data fetishism and become a way of developing deeper sensibility towards technological systems we inhabit? What are the tactics – in M. de Certeau’s terms – we can employ as creative individuals living within these huge techno-systems of surveillance?
Before we started drawing with GPS devices and apps, we talked about diverse map-related projects, books, and practices, mentioning authors and artists such as S. Wright, K. Harmon, M. de Certau, P. Turchi, G. Debord, N. Thompson, J. Harris, and many others.
The second day of the workshop was devoted to exploring the urban environment and making the actual designs. On the third day we organized a small exhibition and a discussion at the Technical Museum in Zagreb, where the Plan D Conference took place.
In addition to the workshop, I presented a related project, Geo-Self-Portrait, a detailed map of all geographical paths I've traversed since birth. ■