Psychogeography research is carried through scientific methods such as the dérive, "drifting" through the city, trying to record the emotions given by a particular place. Unlike surrealist automatism, the dérive is not a matter of surrendering to the dictates of an unconscious mind or irrational force.
Not everything is subordinated to the sovereignty of choice: to dérive is to notice the way in which certain areas, streets, or buildings resonate with states of mind, inclinations, and desires. The best way to think of a dérive is as a psychogeographical experiment.
Each dérive produces a map. However, rather than thinking of these maps in terms of traditional cartography, The International Psychogeography Institute conceives of each dérive as an experiment producing
We need money to do each dérive. Experiments are costly. Producing and distributing the data costs money. We need better cameras, better software, a website, video editors, and all kinds of things.
We will be producing videos, photographs, maps, t-shirts, bumper stickers, buttons, and cards.
Our primary goal at this time is to set up 501(c)3 so that future contributions will be tax deductible!