Speculative Map of a City


Imagine a city only known through its security cameras. The city can be nearby, like Toronto, or elsewhere, like London; the city can be any city. Call it a CCTV map, and this map is not only all you know of the city, it is all that is known of the city. If locations are not on the map, that is, not mapped out by the camera, then those areas do not exist. If an event occurs within an area not mapped out by cameras, then that event never occurred. The architecture of the city is only that which is always being seen by a camera, its form shaped by the lens of the camera. This is different than being seen by an individual; a person blinks, turns away, is mobile. People choose where and what they would like to watch in the city, cameras do not. So there areā€¦

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