Imaging Place: Haverhill Bridge

Richard Smyth explains the correlation of thought, metaphor and space as we move through his neighborhood to the condemned Haverhill Bridge. Produced in 2001, this seminal scene from Imaging Place, 1997 – 2009, includes footage from the Ulmer Tapes, where Greg Ulmer talks about the Situationists International concept of the dérive and the plaques tournantes. These concepts form the structure by which the entire Imaging Place project was built.


Screen capture of Imaging Place: Haverhill Bridge, with Richard Smyth and Greg Ulmer, 2001.

Also see Mark Turner The Literary Mind: The Origins of Thought and Language and George Lakoff and Mark Johnson Philosophy in the Flesh: The Embodied Mind and Its Challenge to Western Thought.

Screen Captures from Imaging Place in Second Life: Haverhill, Massachusetts, John Craig Freeman, 2007.

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