Storywalk performs community seance; ghosts of Lower East Side emerge
October 10, 2008, New York. When politicians do it, it’s called spin; when a team of artists and students do it, it’s called Storywalk, a trip down a fictional memorylane*.  Experimental storytelling is at its best in this memorable, collaborative piece which melds together overhead snatches of conversation, guerilla video, on-the-ground photography and imagined dialogues to produce an interactive mapped tour, leading audiences through the passage of past, present and possible futures on the streets of New York.


At 6:00 pm on October 23, 2008, Eyebeam, an art and technology center located in Chelsea, invites an audience to experience Storywalk and the Lower East Side along with a talk by special guest Art Historian John Maciuika from Baruch College/CUNY. The project is based on the belief that stories fill the air, offering a widening of the horizons of what is thought and believed, if only a moment is taken to stop, and listen.
*Note: Unlike politicians and mainstream media outlets, Storywalk admits to the presence and, occasionally, prevalence, of fabrication.


Eyebeam | 540 W. 21st Street (between 10th and 11th Avenues) | New York, NY 10011 | 212.937.6580 |

Guest: John V. Maciuika

John V. Maciuika teaches courses in the history of art, architecture, urbanism, the decorative arts, and design at the City University of New York’s Baruch College and at the CUNY Graduate Center. He is the author of the 2005 Cambridge Univ. Press book, _Before the
Bauhaus: Architecture, Politics, and the German State, 1890-1920_, and his research interests include the application of new media and interdisciplinary perspectives to the discipline of architectural history.

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