Geographical mapping currently dominates scientific and design research in urban design and ecology. The Drawing Lab offers cinemetric modes of gathering information, sampling data and generating knowledge in every-day life that engages the emergent nature of cities rather than designing emergence. Drawing, videography, photography and performance are all seen as “data mining” exercise that reveal intimate knowledge and understanding of larger ecological and social systems.
Jose DeJesus is an artist whose interest is in the history of perception and cognition. He sees the empathetic approach offered in cinemetrics as a radical mode of design education and practice.
Jean Gardner is an activist whose research is the human body as the primary cinemetric locus, as the place from which ‘apparatus’ are extended to know the world, i.e. a drawing pencil, a video camera, an institution, or a belief system.
Victoria Marshall is a landscape architect whose interest is in engaging cinemetric drawings toward the development of urban design models at the small scale.
Brian McGrath is an architect whose interest is in using cinemetric techniques to change the practice of architecture by expanding its representational tools.