Play of the Land


'Psychogeography' was defined by situationist Guy Debord as the 'the study of the precise laws and specific effects of the geographical environment, consciously organized or not, on the emotions and behavior of individuals.' Glowlab's annual Conflux festival, taking place from September 13-16th in various locations throughout Brooklyn and Lower Manhattan, is dedicated to this notion of psychogeography, and makes it far more fun than Debord's scholarly definition might suggest. Through performances, visual art, music, games, panel discussions, and hybrids of all of the above, participants will engage with the street and amongst themselves in this four-day intervention into New York's city spaces. The long weekend's spectacles will be documented in real time by a team of bloggers and will be accessible along with a full schedule of events, online. So whether you participate in person or on the web, there is ample opportunity to play. - Caitlin Jones