The Aspen Movie Map is a surrogate travel system allowing a user to interactively explore the town of Aspen, Colorado through a touch sensitive monitor. This project is recognized as a seminal work in interactive media design and the predecessor of systems such as Google Street View. Not only did we drive down every street on a truck with four cameras in each direction, but we did it in three different seasons. We photographed every building in Aspen, matched historical photos of key buildings, made short films of certain locations and recorded binaural audio tours of downtown.SPONSOR: DEFENSE ADVANCED RESEARCH PROJECTS AGENCY (DARPA).
The Aspen Movie Map Team
Names listed below were members of the MIT Architecture Machine Group except where noted:
Nicholas Negroponte, Director, Andy Lippman, Principal Investigator, Bob Mohl, Michael Naimark (Center for Advanced Visual Studies), John Borden (Peace River Films), Rebecca Allen, Scott Fisher, Walter Bender, Steve Gregory, Stan Syzaki, Ricky Leacock (MIT Film/Video head), Steve Yelick, Paul Heckbert, Ken Carson and others.