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Face Your World

inner city, Columbus, Ohio, 2002
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Duration: 06.2002 - 08.2002
Location: inner city, Columbus, Ohio
Participants: 161
Visitors: people looking at the Bus Stops
Number of events: 2
Additional Presentations: Continued in second version in StedelijkLab Slotervaart

At Carlos Basualdo's invitation, Van Heeswijk developed a project for the Wexner Center in cooperation with the Children of the Future program of the Greater Columbus Arts Council and COTA (Columbus Ohio Transport Authority). The project, called Face Your World (2002), offered children a collective learning environment, in which they could learn how to investigate, as well as adapt, their living environment. It allowed children to 'engineer' their surroundings, combining and re-using existing elements in order to devise new and innovative visions for their city.

For the project a city bus was turned into a fully equipped digital lab. Outfitted with computers and digital cameras, the bus gave participating children a chance to photograph and explore different downtown neighbourhoods. The children could upload the photographs they took on the road into the Interactor, a 3-D multi-user computer program environment, developed in association with Maaike Engelen, Marco Christis and V2_Lab, which allowed them to reconfigure their environment using images as material. When kids logged in with their name and passport number, they would find themselves in Columbus, Ohio (3-D navigation), as they knew it. The program would allow them to make selections from a library of images (a building, a tree or a car, for example), whatever they needed to change their environment. They could then place these objects in the world by choosing a flat object or a 3-D box. All objects can be moved, rotated, lifted, scaled, deformed and deleted. Objects can also be modified in the 2-D edit mode. On this 2-D drawing board the kids could cut, draw, paint, type, mirror and erase. Avatars with their own faces represent users, so the kids could see one another navigating around the world. The world is a shared place in which they all have to work together, but every child also has his or her own exclusive area, where no one else is allowed to build without asking for permission. The kids can then negotiate in a chat environment, which can also be used to simply send each other messages, making communication and cooperation a vital part of constructing a world. The children's views of the city were accessible on the site and on 'Bus Stop', interactive kiosks constructed by Atelier van Lieshout at three community centres.
www.faceyourworld.net...
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PHILADELPHIA ASSEMBLEDFace Your World, MuseumparkFace Your World, StedelijkLab Slotervaartparticipants:ArtimoDistribution
Atelier van LieshoutContributing one's own artwork
Children of the FutureParticipation in realising artwork
  :. Bob SilverEducational support
  :. Children of the Future staffEducational support
  :. Christina GusslerEducational support
  :. Gina FiorinoEducational support
  :. Jeff OstrowskiEducational support
  :. Jim ArterAdvice concerning content, Educational support
  :. Kim RhyanEducational support
  :. Linda MillerEducational support
  :. Michelle PorrecaEducational support
  :. Molly LambertEducational support
  :. Rob JonesEducational support
  :. Stephen MainardEducational support
  :. Tim KatzProduction
COTAFinancial support
COTA staffProduction
Dave HemmingwaySound editing
die KeureTechnical realisation
Dré WapenaarEmotional support
Francois Xavier GuillonFinancial support
Greater Columbus Arts CouncilCreating space , Financial support, Technical realisation
JB Squared IncorporatedTechnical realisation
Maaike EngelenDevelopment of artwork concept , Advice concerning content, Reporting in language
Marc GijzenTechnical realisation
Martin LucasImage editing
Matt ClausenContributing one's own artwork , Technical advice
Mike Geer / MicrosoftTechnical realisation, Technical advice
Mondriaan StichtingFinancial support
Nancy & Dave GillAdvice concerning content
participating childrenParticipation in realising artwork
  :. Albisa ShegaParticipation in realising artwork
  :. Alexander JuniceParticipation in realising artwork
  :. Andrew DortonParticipation in realising artwork
  :. Andrew WatkinsParticipation in realising artwork
  :. Anita HerringParticipation in realising artwork
  :. Anniesha MooreParticipation in realising artwork
  :. Anthony HaleyParticipation in realising artwork
  :. Austyn GreathouseParticipation in realising artwork
  :. Blake RheaParticipation in realising artwork
  :. Blerta ShegaParticipation in realising artwork
  :. Brandee LeNoirParticipation in realising artwork
  :. Brandon KeithParticipation in realising artwork
  :. Brittany CoffeyParticipation in realising artwork
  :. Cameron StatenParticipation in realising artwork
  :. Carolynne MitchellParticipation in realising artwork
  :. Cassandra SmithParticipation in realising artwork
  :. Cody HallParticipation in realising artwork
  :. Darius JohnsonParticipation in realising artwork
  :. Darnell BrownParticipation in realising artwork
  :. De Andre BushParticipation in realising artwork
  :. Dejon (DJ) WhiteParticipation in realising artwork
  :. Dejon WhiteParticipation in realising artwork
  :. Demetrius CambellParticipation in realising artwork
  :. Dena JohnsonParticipation in realising artwork
  :. Devon ReevesParticipation in realising artwork
  :. Diamond DavisParticipation in realising artwork
  :. Drake DavisParticipation in realising artwork
  :. Dyamond DavisParticipation in realising artwork
  :. Ebony WatsonParticipation in realising artwork
  :. Erica HaleyParticipation in realising artwork
  :. Fralisia JeffersonParticipation in realising artwork
  :. Gonja TillmanParticipation in realising artwork
  :. Gwendolyn DavisParticipation in realising artwork
  :. Jalisa RakesParticipation in realising artwork
  :. James MillerParticipation in realising artwork
  :. Janae GibbsParticipation in realising artwork
  :. Jaryn OdomParticipation in realising artwork
  :. Jasmina JohnsonParticipation in realising artwork
  :. Jasmina ShegaParticipation in realising artwork
  :. Jesse WaltersParticipation in realising artwork
  :. Johniece TribuneParticipation in realising artwork
  :. Jonathon WatkinsParticipation in realising artwork
  :. Jordan OdomParticipation in realising artwork
  :. Ka Sharah MedleyParticipation in realising artwork
  :. Kataun WilsonParticipation in realising artwork
  :. Keandrey SearersParticipation in realising artwork
  :. Latrese GreenParticipation in realising artwork
  :. Levon SummervilleParticipation in realising artwork
  :. Londan DavisParticipation in realising artwork
  :. London DavisParticipation in realising artwork
  :. Loretta JohnsonParticipation in realising artwork
  :. Marcus McCofnParticipation in realising artwork
  :. Marissa JacksonParticipation in realising artwork
  :. Markus WatkinsParticipation in realising artwork
  :. Marquis CobbParticipation in realising artwork
  :. Michael EverhartParticipation in realising artwork
  :. Mikayla DiazParticipation in realising artwork
  :. Monet HallParticipation in realising artwork
  :. Monet LeNoirParticipation in realising artwork
  :. My-Nikka HetzerParticipation in realising artwork
  :. Natisha PriceParticipation in realising artwork
  :. Paris BradfordParticipation in realising artwork
  :. Patricia NebbergallParticipation in realising artwork
  :. Patricia WaltersParticipation in realising artwork
  :. Pershus EvansParticipation in realising artwork
  :. Pharez HetzerParticipation in realising artwork
  :. Quincy KeithParticipation in realising artwork
  :. Quo Shonda EdwardsParticipation in realising artwork
  :. Raven TuckerParticipation in realising artwork
  :. Reanna SeelParticipation in realising artwork
  :. Richard CruderParticipation in realising artwork
  :. Shalan MajorsParticipation in realising artwork
  :. Shaneece GreenParticipation in realising artwork
  :. Shaniece MooreParticipation in realising artwork
  :. Shea SpiveyParticipation in realising artwork
  :. Simieon SpiveyParticipation in realising artwork
  :. Sonia MitchellParticipation in realising artwork
  :. Stan ByasParticipation in realising artwork
  :. Stephanie WatkinsParticipation in realising artwork
  :. Sydnee SpiveyParticipation in realising artwork
  :. Taija MooreParticipation in realising artwork
  :. Tamara WalterParticipation in realising artwork
  :. Tamara WaltonParticipation in realising artwork
  :. Taylor BlytheParticipation in realising artwork
  :. Termayn BlanksParticipation in realising artwork
  :. Tomara BrewerParticipation in realising artwork
  :. Tommy JuniceParticipation in realising artwork
  :. Tynisha McClureParticipation in realising artwork
  :. Van CaseyParticipation in realising artwork
  :. Vandon CaseyParticipation in realising artwork
  :. Walter BlanksParticipation in realising artwork
  :. William SmithParticipation in realising artwork
Roger TeeuwenGraphic design, Website development, Advice concerning content
  :. Karin LecarpentierGraphic design, Technical realisation
Rolf EngelenImage editing , Advice concerning content
Sandra LicorishTechnical advice
The Consulate General of the NetherlandsFinancial support
V2_LabDevelopment of the artwork
  :. Angela VerschellingProduction
  :. Anne NigtenProduction
  :. Bram PerryTechnical realisation, Website development
  :. Enric Gili FortTechnical realisation
  :. Lenno VerhoogGraphic design, Website development
  :. Marco ChristisDevelopment of the artwork
Wexner Center FoundationCreating space , Financial support, Technical realisation
  :. Amanda AultImage editing
  :. Ann BremnerText editing , Advice concerning content
  :. Bill HorriganAdvice concerning content
  :. Carlos BasualdoDevelopment of artwork concept , Advice concerning content, Reporting in language
  :. Chris HutchinsEducational support
  :. Cynthia CollinsEducational support, Emotional support
  :. Darnell LauttTechnical realisation
  :. David BamberTechnical realisation
  :. James ScottTechnical realisation
  :. Jeffrey M PackardTechnical realisation
  :. Jennifer LangeImage editing
  :. John A. SmithTechnical realisation
  :. John DearstyneImage editing
  :. Kelly MerrymanProduction, Written or oral text contribution
  :. Kendra GirardotEducational support
  :. larry 'Pug' HellerTechnical realisation, Technical advice
  :. Mike SuillivanTechnical realisation
  :. Myung Jin SongTechnical realisation
  :. Paul HillImage editing
  :. Paul JonesTechnical realisation
  :. Stephen JonesTechnical realisation, Technical advice
  :. Steve HuntProduction, Reporting in language
  :. Wexner Center education staffEducational support
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