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Daemon
Posted: Sunday, September 22, 2013 12:00:00 AM
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Psychogeography

The vaguely defined field of psychogeography involves reflection on the effect of environment on one's emotions and behavior. The concept emerged in the 1950s when French Lettrists and Situationists, finding contemporary architecture physically and ideologically restrictive, reimagined the city. Their perspective likely descended from the Dadaists and Surrealists while also drawing upon Charles Baudelaire's concept of urban wandering. How is psychogeography relevant in the modern world? More...
MTC
Posted: Sunday, September 22, 2013 7:20:11 AM
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The authors have deadened something playful through intellectualism. I suggest another, more accessible article on the same subject at
http://popupcity.net/featured/trend-9-the-revival-of-psychogeography/ Here's a sample:

"In fact, psychogeography is the art of strolling, or just about anything that gets pedestrians off their predictable paths and leads them to a new awareness of the urban landscape."

Free smartphone apps like Serendipitor facilitate the experience.


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