Welcome to the 4th Dimension!

The idea that maps help us better understand our surroundings, whether on a simple navigation level or by providing a more in-depth profile of a neighborhood is not new.  Maps ultimately serve to help us better understand ourselves and our relationship to the world around us.  They sometimes even let us explore new places within ourselves, with the newer worlds of personal geography and artistic mapping.

But their 2-D reality can sometimes create disconnect between the 3-D world we live in and what we are looking at. Enter the 4D map! Created by Stephan Van Dam, the only cartographer with work in the permanent collection at MOMA, and the creator of many maps you have no doubt utilized, the 4D mApp launches this week at AIGA New York. You will, be welcomed into the 4th dimension when you attend the event, as the exhibit space itself will be a 4D map. To learn more about the mApp and about the other great maps that Van Dam has created, visit their website.

To learn more about the event at AIGA, read the info below which is from their site:

“Stephan Van Dam has been playing with dimensionality and the sex appeal of maps ever since inventing the patented 3D UNFOLDS pop-up maps to 85 cities around the world, 26 of which are in the MoMA Collection. Here comes VanDam’s 4DmApp, the world’s first series of maps where you become part of the map in 4D cartographic space. Celebrate at the launch party and step inside the map while sipping a drink. See 4DmApp take over the AIGA National Design Center in a large scale “projection mapping”…a first for NYC. Immersive, sexy and fun!

TIME AND PLACE

Wednesday 26 October 2011
6:30–8:30PM

AIGA National Design Center
164 5th Ave
New York, NY, 10010

 

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