OpenBag: Gabriela Gutierrez and maps that you can touch

Gabriela Gutierrez stopped by OpenBag to talk about her mapping projects.

Gabriela explores ways to make maps tactile and interactive. She uses in-laid LED in historical transit maps as a way to change the map-viewing experience. The lights bring the viewer right to the map and change the relationshiop from that of a viewer-to-fixed object to a more interactive one.  In her words:

The idea is that we use maps every day, we think of them as ordinary and useful objects, but we are rarely invited to touch them. With simple techniques, maps can be transformed to become interactive objects of beauty, not just information.

Check out her work here: