Mapping the Solar: Augmented Bike Ride as Performance Intervention

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  • Mapping the Solar: Augmented Bike Ride as Performance Intervention

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  • The Union of Concerned Scientists estimates that a hundred mile square solar farm in the American Southwest would be “more than enough to meet the country’s entire energy demand.” The author will describe a proposed performance to use an augmented bicycle to map a 400-mile perimeter of an imagined solar farm to re-purpose Federal lands that include the Nevada Test Site, “Area 51”, Yucca Mountain and Nellis Air Force Base. The performance will utilize mixed reality, GPS technology and live streaming video for real-time documentation while also literally drawing, using a custom made armature holding surveyor’ chalk to literally trace a 400-mile circle around the geographic area in question.

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