Our first curated endeavor features a selection of maps collected by Timothy Hutchings for his Play Generated Map and Document Archive [PlaGMaDA].
PlaGMaDA's mission is to preserve, present, and interpret play generated cultural artifacts, namely manuscripts and drawings created to communicate a shared imaginative space. The Archive will solicit, collect, describe, and publicly display these documents so as to demonstrate their relevance, presenting them as both a historical record of a revolutionary period of experimental play and as aesthetic objects in their own right. By fostering discussion and educating the public, it is hoped that the folkways which generate these documents can be encouraged and preserved for future generations.
Timothy Hutchings is an artist and gamer living in New York City. He shows his work around the world, including recent exhibitions at the Kunsthalle Wien, the I-20 Gallery in NYC, and the Sydney College of Art. He formed the Play Generated Map and Document Archive in late 2007.