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The Museum of Chinese in Americas is undertaking an installation of a digital media project that explores New York City's Chinatown. <br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.moca-nyc.org/MoCA/content.asp?cid=17">www.moca-nyc.org/MoCA/content.asp?cid=17</a><br /> <br /> Its an extremely interesting example of digital archiving that recognizes the multiple ways we learn about cities - both physically and virtually. A hope of things to come? Putting our information and databases to use in helping us learn more, and subsequently, feel a stronger connection to place is an increasingly utilized concept already expressed in more mundane sites such as Citysearch.

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March 10, 2005, 12:41 PM PST

By Scott Page


The Museum of Chinese in Americas is undertaking an installation of a digital media project that explores New York City's Chinatown.

www.moca-nyc.org/MoCA/content.asp?cid=17

Its an extremely interesting example of digital archiving that recognizes the multiple ways we learn about cities - both physically and virtually. A hope of things to come? Putting our information and databases to use in helping us learn more, and subsequently, feel a stronger connection to place is an increasingly utilized concept already expressed in more mundane sites such as Citysearch.com. I personally hope that these experiments become testing grounds for stronger collaborations between planners, designers and media artists.


Scott Page

Scott Page is an urban designer and planner with degrees from the University of Pennsylvania and Georgia Tech.

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