Walking by Laurie Frick

Collage patterns captured from daily walks.  What if sensors, cameras and GPS collected daily movement and cumulatively displayed your walking patterns.  Would it be motivating to move around and walk more everyday?  I’m using a fitbit, mytracks and a catcam to hand collect and hand-build these collage works.  But also thinking about the software algorithm that could capture and display something very similar.

I kept coming back to this route for respite from my work and for my work too, because thinking is generally thought of as doing nothing in a production-oriented culture, and thinking is hard to do. It’s best done by disguising it as doing something, and the something closest to doing nothing is walking.

Rebecca Solnit, from the opening pages of Wanderlust: A History of Walking. (via andyinabox)

Reminds me of Thoreau

"I think that I cannot preserve my health and spirits unless I spend four hours a day at least — and it is commonly more than that — sauntering through the woods and over the hills and fields absoutely free from all wordly engagements."