"Multifrisco" was designed and created by Jacques
Servin; the layer images are by Scott
Noren and Lodestar Maps. To order one of these tailor-made for your city (a must for any
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Three Servin layers within "Multifrisco" are:
USA: San Francisco is a Soviet guidebook to San Francisco that locates
many features of the city within a strange but technically accurate history. It evokes
subliminal corporate visions that discredit pining, thought, memory, and all versions of
truth, and that encourage living in the here and now only.
Burnham's Plan is a map of Daniel Burnham's plans for San Francisco that
shows many features of the city that he would have built. The entire
text of his plan, and all of his drawings, are included as links on the
map. Since he never got around to the wholesale destruction of places
and lives that tourism and business have since, this layer can be enjoyed
without guilt, for the pure pleasure of the fantasy.
Friscolandô (in construction) represents San Francisco as theme park. Visit Neogulagskia®,
Chinatown®, The Ginsberg®, Narcosia®, Hoorville®, Faggotopia®,
Little Asia®, Exquisittown®: gross categorizations of complex places
that not only tourists entertain.
"Frisco" is a word for an imposed vision that San Franciscans loathe.
"Multifrisco" consists of a map that resides on the Web and allows users
to superimpose various visions of the city, as well as add their own.
It serves to playfully explore various Friscos, imposed visions that we
loathe, should loathe, or should be aware of.