Drift Relay

Art & Design, Walking

The Drift Relay was a collaborative psychogeographic experience in the form of a 24 hour exploration of San Jose. Participants drifted through new and familiar city spaces with a Glowlab coach and a mobile kit of recording tools, contributing to a collective journey of endurance and discovery with images from camera phones, audio from voice calls, and location via geocoded addresses sent by SMS.

The live website continually broadcast the remote group’s location and status and display captured materials in relatime throughout the duration of the Drift. Taking the phrase “the city that never sleeps” to heart, together we’ll locate the joys and difficulties of documenting ephemeral urban experience.

Drift Relay was created by a group of eight artists working as Glowlab for Inter-Society for the Electronic Arts (ISEA) biannual festival 2006 in San Jose, CA.