Heidi Schmidt Nissen

Hi everyone!
I study at the department of (comparative) litterature. Which means I read - a lot! In addittion to this I spend disproportionate amounts of time (and money) on comics, streetart- and graffiti-books. (It is illegal, so of course I dont practise it myself!)

The sociological and networking aspect of the new media technologies, and their influences on different fields, is basically what I found interesting and appealing about this course.


The personal map
My map over some of the bicycle-shops and -mechanicists in Århus. They can com ein handy, and you never know when or where!


My Hybrid space: heidi-nissen-hybrid-space

My Soundbite is in the Assignment 4 map on the First Class conference. It is the sound of the technological check-out-till at the supermarkets (Føtex and Netto). It is a device constructed to mimic a real person, with voice, lights and sounds communicating with the costumer.

My a.walk: group-1b

My mis-guide is in the Assignment 6 map on the First Class conference. It is an overlay of maps; Aarhus and Prague. I imagined you could perform it by doing a turistroute from either one of the maps on to the other citys street exploring/imagening what you were supposed to see/feel and compare with whats really there. (Sorry, there is no more free space on the site for the picture.)

Questions: reflecting on doing
What is your most memorable experience from this course? It could be with regards to readings, artworks or your assignments

One of the first texts on structures and general sociologic studies of the city and its inhabitants.

name the text that you liked the most (or that you learned most from) (or that provoked you the most). Why?

The same as q. 1: the social aspect and studies of the city and how life in it is structured and patterned. Mostly the reason for this is the broad ussage of this text. The other texts have been very narrow appliable on specific art-projet and tendencies.

name one thing that you have learned from the readings (or, which text did you like the most? Why?)
which artwork/artefact/performance presented in class did you like the most (or provoked you the most). Why?

The audiowalks where interesting because of the narrativity's and the sense-impressions' impact on the experience in a certain location.

what was your reply to the assignments? List them all and think about how to present them – as a whole – to others; as a collection, what have they contributed with to this course?

1) My profile
2) The personal map of bicycle-mechanics (air-pumps/pimps)
3) My selected Hyperspace was the library: with both analogue and digital intermingling.
4) My recorded soundbit was the self-help cash-out at Føtex, where a machine with a voice tells you what to do and pretends to be a real human. (Or are the real human cash-outs pretending to be machines?)
5) a.walk around the center of Aarhus and Frederiksbjerg; despite the two different walk-codes our group turned out walking almost the same streets, with different direction and turns.
6) An overlay of maps: Prague onto Aarhus; the experience of one city applied onto another. With some incommon central spaces; ie. the river, and the bridges.
which assignment do you find most in line with the course content? Why? The description of the hybrid space, because it was related to several individual texts and presented individual thoughts of this phenomenon.

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