Algorithmic Hiking and Landscape Photography

Sunday, October 18th // 7am
Hike location with $10 ticket purchase here
with Richard Wheeler


Join us bright and early on Sunday, October 18th as we venture into the outer reaches of the Angeles National Forest, for Algorithmic Hiking and Landscape Photography with Richard Wheeler. Wheeler is a 2015 Artist-In-Residence of the Angeles National Forest, where he is working with Forest Service datasets that classify the landscape in terms of its value to the public, its visual quality, and that even divide the landscape into foreground, middleground, and background. For our hike Wheeler will lead us to the edge of the Angeles National Forest where we will examine how data is used to describe the landscape. Through our own landscape photography we’ll compare the scenic overlooks and points of interest as determined by the Forest Service datasets, with the scenes of our fancy as determined by our living, breathing, humanoid meat sacks.

Please be advised – the hike is approximately 5 miles of moderately difficult with 1400 feet of elevation gain. We will be departing the trailhead at 7am to beat the heat. Don’t be late! Space is limited, purchase tickets here.

Learn more about Wheeler’s work with data-driven landscape photography here.