COMMotion, an augmented reality tour set in the Queens Museum’s Panorama, examines NYC through the lens of the daily commute. Participants hold up smartphones or tablets at spots around the Panorama to see the maps of individual commutes laid over the model of New York City. These documentary maps, based on input from communities across the five boroughs, tell the stories of individual commuters and begin to sketch a larger narrative of transition, raising questions about what the city is, what it is becoming and what it could be.

A /rive collective collaboration by Karen Oh, Samara Smith and A.E. Souzis.

COMMotion was featured at the Queens Museum in May 2014 as part of the Open Engagement conference.