Art, Deviant Cartography, Maps, Portfolio

Discard the Poor

Census tracts are ranked by median family income and the poorest areas are cut out of the city and discarded. San Francisco is quickly becoming one of the most expensive cities in the world, but real world gentrification will take decades to fully push out all the poor people. With this map we do so in a single fell swoop.

Laser cut wood

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Stalagmite Crime

Three panels present different views of crime in San Francisco: narcotics, prostitution, and vehicle theft. The height of each map shows the relative density of each type of crime, as if crime were elevation. The mountain peaks are exaggerated, jutting out into the viewer’s face.

Drug arrests occur throughout the city, but are heavily concentrated in the Tenderloin and Mission neighborhoods. Prostitution shows a stark contrast, with nearly all arrest occurring along only a few streets. And vehicle theft occurs heavily throughout nearly the entire city, highlighting that you can get your car stolen nearly anywhere you park.

3D printed plastic mounted on painted plywood
12″ x 12″ x 8″

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Narcotics

Narcotics

Vehicle Theft

Vehicle Theft

Prostitution

Prostitution

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Under the Surface

San Francisco is presented as a wooden box, seemingly sleek and clean. You’re invited to open the box to see what’s under the surface, revealing a map of sex offender hotspots. This map reminds us of the often invisible aspects of our cities we either can’t see or choose to ignore.

Laser cut wood
13″ x 13″ x 8″

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Prostitution / Vehicle Theft

Two maps compare vehicle theft and prostitution. The data points are aggregated as hexagons and raised off the wall to represent the relative distribution of crime. Vehicle thefts peak in Old Town, but also occur highly throughout the city. The prostitution map is more concentrated and shows a cliff rising along 82nd Avenue.

3D printed PLA plastic mounted on painted plywood
15″ x 15″ x 8″

Prostitution peaks along 82nd Ave

Prostitution peaks along 82nd Ave

Vehicle Theft

Vehicle Theft is heavily spread out throughout Portland, but peaks in Old Town

Prostitution

Prostitution

Vehicle Theft

Vehicle Theft

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Perspective Self Portrait

Viewed from most angles, this self portrait presents a distorted, grotesque image. Spikes form in seemingly arbitrary patterns, casting shadows over the valleys of the sculpture. But when viewed from the right angle, with the light shining from precisely the right direction, the shadows line up and work together to form the image. The portrait is a stark reminder that how one sees oneself depends entirely on finding the right perspective.

For ideal viewing stand approximately 6 feet back and view the portrait straight on.

3D printed plastic mounted on painted plywood
15 x 15 x 8

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2014 South Napa Earthquake – 3D Print

Two weeks ago on the night of August 24, 2014 I was shaken awake by the 6.0 magnitude earthquake that struck Napa, CA. It was the largest earthquake to hit the Bay Area since the 1989 World Series quake. Where I was in San Francisco wasn’t close enough to the epicenter to do much other than wake people up. But while watching the reports start coming in on Twitter it became clear that up in Napa there was quite a bit of damage. Unable to sleep, I started downloading the data to understand what the difference was between what I had felt and what it was like right in the epicenter.

Over the past couple weeks I’ve been experimenting with 3D printing the shake intensity from the Napa quake.

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