Psychogeography was defined in 1955 by Guy Debord as “the study of the precise laws and specific effects of the geographical environment, consciously organized or not, on the emotions and behavior of individuals.”Another definition is “a whole toy box full of playful, inventive strategies for exploring cities…just about anything that takes pedestrians off their predictable paths and jolts them into a new awareness of the urban landscape.”

Inception App :

This app uses augmented sound to induce dreams through the headset of the iPhone and iPod Touch, changing your perception of reality.

Dérive App :

Dérive is a fresh smartphone application that enables users to explore the urban atmosphere in a totally new way through the use of randomly drawn task cards that tell you what to do.

Serendipitor App :

Inspired by the Situationists, Serendipitor is a (free) app that makes use of Google Map’s API to “find something by looking for something else”

Wanderlust App :

Wanderlust doesn’t focus on you sending and telling people about your location or plans, but on a story which unfolds when you’re at different locations.

 

“People can see nothing around them that is not their own image; everything speaks to them of themselves. Their very landscape is animated. Obstacles were everywhere. And they were all interrelated, maintaining a unified reign of poverty.”

Karl Marx

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