Skip to the main content
This is a Berkman Klein alum page. The information below may be out of date.
Alt Text
Jesse Shapins's Homepage

Jesse Shapins is a media artist, theorist and social entrepreneur whose work has been featured in The New York Times, Metropolis, and Wired, and been exhibited at MoMA, Deutsches Architektur Zentrum and the Carpenter Center for Visual Arts, among other venues. Over the past decade, he has developed a hybrid scholarly and artistic practice focused upon mapping the perception of place between physical, virtual and social space. He is the Co-Creator of Zeega, Mapping Main Street, UnionDocs, Yellow Arrow, Periplurban, and The Colors Berlin, amongst other projects. He is on the faculty of architecture at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, where he co-teaches the courses Media Archaeology of Place and The Mixed-Reality City. Previously, he taught at Columbia University’s GSAPP and Pratt Institute. His evolving dissertation is titled “Mapping the Database Documentary: Utopias of Panoramic Perception, Sensory Estrangement and Participatory Media.”


Tuesday, Oct 20, 2009

The Google map is not the territory

a conversation about Mapping Main Street

When politicians and the media mention "Main Street," they evoke one people and one place. A singular image of a small Midwestern community comes to mind. It would be the kind of… More


Oct 20, 2009 @ 12:30 PM

Mapping Main Street

Experiments in Estrangement at the Intersection of Social Science, Art, Design, Public Media and the Digital Humanities

Mapping Main Street is a collaborative documentary media project that creates a new map of the country through a dynamic visualization of stories, data, photos and videos recorded… More