Everybody map now: participatory map making on Bumpkin Island

Uta Hinrichs, Zannah Marsh

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On a sunny morning in late July of 2011, we found ourselves standing on a dock in Hingham, Massachusetts, surrounded by piles of camping gear, provisions, and a boatload of artists and their various art-making materials.
Along with two dozen other artists, we’d been invited to create public art installations on Bumpkin Island, a small island in Boston Harbor. Our own gear included more than a dozen handmade toolkits designed to encourage exploration and mapping of unknown landscapes. Over the next five days, we worked to create the first ever participatory, user-generated, psychogeographic map archive of Bumpkin Island.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)40-64
Number of pages25
JournalJournal of Computational Media Design
Publication statusPublished - 2011


  • Mapping
  • Participation
  • Information Visualization
  • Paper Visualization
  • Art Installation
  • Boston Harbour
  • Bumpkin Island Art Encampment


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