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to Chavez Antonio Chavez to Moelher John Moelher

to Chen Eric Chen to Nguyen Damian Nguyen

to Deckinga Luke Deckinga to Pellechia Adam Pellechia

to Francis Kate Francis to Ritchie Melissa Ritchie

to Gantt Trisha Gantt to Scott Jeremy Scott

to Irwin Allison Irwin top Shirley Wendy Shirley

to Joyner Jeremy Joyner to Swinghamer Amanda Swinghamer

to Kim Chan Kim to Trahan Timothy Trahan

to Lester Bryan Lester to Velez Efrain Velez

to Mehl Christina Mehl to Wimberley Amy Wimberley

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Eric Chen
Basho's Socks
An interactive map is interactive in the sense that the way a user approaches it informs him/her about a certain way of traveling. This map informs the user about the travel of a Japanese poet, Basho in his ‘Knapsack Journey’. I chose tabi (two toed) socks as a way to signify the act of foot travel within Japanese culture. Basho’s movement crossed seasons and landscapes of impressionistic poetry. The focus of this journey was more spiritual than concrete. In essence, this interactive map allows its users to “soil” his socks with their conjured imagination.