Sterling Crispin
Since 2010
Works in Santa Barbara, California United States of America

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You've got my vote


Mapping the Social

I think it would be helpful to conduct a parallel survey that contrasts this data set with people who are not using 4square.

I would be skeptical that the behavior of people who use 4square is reflective of the overall neighborhoods in which they live. My guess is that 4square users represent a very particular kind of demographic. Interesting project & website regardless.


This may be a product of our ever quickening technological evolution, of computing, of the Internet, of nanotechnology, biotechnology and genetics, which may result in a sudden takeoff of artificial intelligence. Or a metaphysical global shift in human consciousness and awakening of spirituality. A crystalizing moment perhaps catalyzed by planetary alignment, galactic rhythms, the shift into a new astrological age and many factors too numerous to mention.

I'm interested in the commonality of these visions, and the broad ranging implications they may have. At first glance our technological growth, computing and thinking machines, may seem at odds with the growth and development of human consciousness & spirituality, but I believe them to be intrinsically linked and inseparable.

I believe in the power of sharing ideas, of thought, of words, written or spoken, and their ability to shape our perception & the world around us. I asked participants to consider our approach toward this singularity, this "new age of pure becoming", however they defined that, and reflect upon what that could mean. I asked them to help me actualize and manifest this singularity through the documentation and repetition of their desires and thoughts, through their written and spoken words.

To actualize and manifest ones desires as we approach this new age of pure becoming.

In my creation of the written document within the project I chose to highlight, and exclude portions of my collaborators texts. It is my hope that a viewer of this project would listen to the audio recordings as they read through the texts, pausing at times to listen only to the voices. The written document serves as a unified vision of their many perspectives around the subjects at hand. There are moments in which the participants in this project have very conflicting opinions, and diverge quite dramatically from my perhaps utopian vision of what the present, and the future could hold. It was my hope to gather a diverse range of perspectives on this idea of an approaching singularity, or new age, highlighting what was shared yet allowing for difference and complexity in the message.

It is my hope that this project is less of a static document that references something external to itself, but a living continuation of these concepts. I intend for it to not to act as a manual, a how-to, or a top-down instructional set of information outlining how one may live their life. But rather a living artifact of the ways in which this new moment, this new presence, is already all around us.

It is my hope that this project continue to catalyze the change that it itself outlines, inspiring a sense of flexibility within our consciousness, and help in part to make room in the world for a reawakening of humanity.

If you are interested in publishing this document, or would like to contribute to this ongoing project, please email me at sterlingcrispin(at)gmail(dot)com


Reframing Tumblr: Hyper Geography

or I was hoping it was


Reframing Tumblr: Hyper Geography

dang! I thought this was all done with code