We live in an increasingly digital and high definition world, where knowledge is transactional; found conveniently and expediently thanks to technological advances over the past few decades. As these technologies progress, their analog analogues tend to fall by the wayside, forgotten and obsolete. This transition has lost something, a feeling of distance from the tactile, tangible registration of holding knowledge – perhaps in doing so allowing us to forget the true value of knowledge.
Inspired by fond memories of hours upon hours of hands-on-book research, I present the Lo-Fi City Guide. Ten plates of information have been dispersed across the Minneapolis area, each one bearing a unique photograph reproduced via photocopy, and on the reverse side inscribed with information about the image, and it’s physical location. The pieces requires complete user interaction, and in doing so will hopefully leave a lasting imprint of information with each interaction.