My work about Central Park is based on maps; I was drawn to the graphical layout of the park when looking at some of the plans for when the park was being built that I found in the archive provided by Fotonow. I was also interested in the idea that maps have different purposes, and I wanted to try and appropriate some of those different purposes when creating my work. Initially, I was planning on creating an animation based on the history of the park, and how it has changed over the years. However, I had to change my idea in order to adapt my map to the website. I decided to create an interactive map for the site, that would act as a kind of menu, and would allow people to click on different sections in order to get to different parts of the website. I also thought about how maps can be used as graphics. Being from London, an example that sprang to mind was the tube maps that are instantly recognisable. I decided that it would be interesting to create a version of the map for Central Park. 

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A collaboration between University of Plymouth Media Arts students and Fotonow, exploring the history of Central Park.

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