an online patchwork of (500x500px) images which are assigned to individual students, collectively representing a geographical map enhanced with several layers of experiental information (e.g. shadows, flows, logos,...). all fields are surrounded by neighboring fields of other (unknown) students, who can only communicate through textual messages displayed on top of the map. as a result, cooperative as well as competitive activities between students 'emerge', as the challenge consists of creating a uniform information landscape in which individual contributions stood out but field borders blended in. infoscape is an online collaboration environment I developed for a digital image design course, aimed to facilitate intuitive transfers of creative visual ideas. [infoscape.org]
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