New York Media Arts Map New York Media Arts Map

Credits

First launched in 2009, The MAP was designed for cultural organizations, artists, and the general public. Today, The Map remains a vital resource identifying art and technology projects and activity throughout New York State supported by NYSCA Electronic Media & Film and its regrant partnership with Wave Farm: the Media Arts Assistance Fund.


Background

The Map was first conceptualized in 2008 by the New York State Council on the Arts Electronic Media and Film Program in collaboration with American Documentary/P.O.V. and the Experimental Television Center. Rhizome served as the first host organization from 2009-2013. In 2014, Wave Farm became the new Map’s host organization and project partner.


Technical Specifications

The current mobile-responsive New York Media Arts MAP, features an embedded and manipulated map driven by the Google Maps JavaScript API, version 3. Aside from the ubiquity of Google Maps, this framework was selected for the flexibility of the Javscript API. In particular, the ability to load raw data via GeoJSON and then manipulate the resulting landmarks. The Map also makes extensive use of the ability to supply custom HTML to the landmark information windows.

The MAP is a project of the NYSCA Electronic Media & Film Program, funded by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. The New York Media Arts MAP is managed by Wave Farm and is programmed by Peter Berry, Supercosm LLC. The 2019 edition of The MAP was designed by FusionLab, Inc.