I STARTED BIKE DATE IN 2012, IN BUFFALO NY. I CONTINUE BIKE DATE IN SOUTH AND NORTH AMERICAN CITIES.
Bike Date is a practice based research project used to document the spatial and environmental perceptions of the embodied experience of the cyclist, while on the roadway. Bike Date is conducted in various North and South American Cities.
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Bike Date participants generate an audio recorded narration of their cycling experience during the ride, using a wireless microphone attached to their helmet strap. At the conclusion of the ride, the participant is asked for a line drawing. These Bike Date components describe the embodied experience of cycling as roadway infrastructure.
Bike Date audio recordings may be presented as an installation in cities where Bike Date has been conducted. The Bike Date audio recorded narratives can be accessed via QR code.
Bike Date audio recordings may also be accessed via a laminated booklet, zip tied to bike locking sites. The laminated booklets include a qr code pointing to a Bike Date audio recording, the transcription of the corresponding audio recording, and contact information to arrange a Bike Date.
Bike Date travels to various North and South America cities for residencies and site specific installation activities. In many cities, the Bike Date edited audio will be broadcast via the partner project Rest Stop Bike Repair Shop.
Bike Date has been presented at Landscape Across the Disciplines: A Symposium, Buffalo NY; Tempus Fugit, Buffalo NY; Performing Economies, Buffalo NY; and Open Engagement, Queens Museum, Queens NY.
To watch the video go to: Bike Date
Bike Date is supported in part by the Department of Media Study at the University at Buffalo, the Pierre McAloon Award, and Techne Institute for Arts and Emerging Technologies