The XYZ Atlas is an interactive project that maps
our collective experiences and sense of belonging.
Create your own hedonic atlas
as both mapmaker and traveler!
X marks the spot! Where were you when...?
The science of where meets belonging.
"What if where I am is what I need?"
"I am from . . .
I am running from . . .
I am running towards . . ."
Why location and emotion?
Connect both and space becomes place.
Map the places that made you.
You belong here.
Our experiences drive our emotions.
Our emotions drive our behavior.
Our behaviors drive our health.
How are you - the whole of you?
How we feel reveals a need.
How do we navigate life with compassion and curiosity?
where do you feel
"You only are free when you realize
you belong no place — you belong every place — no place at all.
The price is high. The reward is great...
More and more
I belong to myself."
Scroll through our Austin Catalog
and learn more about where we came from.
We began in 2013 with founder Jennifer Chenoweth and since then we have shared...
in person immersive and interactive events in Texas
stories archived in real-life
people reached online
2016-17 College of Architecture's Office of Diversity funded by Mid America Arts Alliance & the National Endowment for the Arts
2017 Project for Public Spaces and Southwest Airlines commissioned Heart of the Community Project, beta digital design, and informed Urban Design Initiative of Austin
2017-2018 Partnered with Design Institute for Health and Dell Medical school to collaborate on digital platform at SXSW, Fusebox Festival, and presenting a TEDMED talk.
niantic & segd
2019 invited for the inaugural Augmenting Cities Conference presented by the Knight Foundation and Niantic, presented to the Society of Experiential Graphic Design, and featured VR installations at Theorist Fest.
The XYZ Atlas digital platform will record stories, reveal strategies,
and further cultural tourism; health & well-being;
public planning; diversity and inclusion.
RECORD dataset outside of socio-economic status, for all ages, newcomers and longtime members of a community
reVeal areas on a map with little data for future outreach
furTher strategies to serve historically underrepresented communities and connect with the global majority
RECORD emotions with geo-located experiences
reVeal an anonymous dataset to understand perception, health, and well-being in communities
furTher creativity and survival patterns for self-reflection and healing
RECORD dataset for community leaders and urban planners
reVeal behavior in relation to current and historical stories and experiences
furTher understanding cultural perception of a place and planning for future
RECORD experiences adventuring historic and cultural landmarks
reVeal stories of the cultural history of a place through augmented reality (AR)
furTher real time awareness of where "high" and "low" experiences happen
- Feb 01, 10:00 AM – Sep 01, 1:00 PMESB-MACC, 600 River St, Austin, TX 78701, USA
Founder & Treasurer
Chenoweth makes contemporary art in any material that fits the idea, from drawings to large sculpture to interactive collaborative projects. Her recent collaborative project the XYZ Atlas reached a wide audience and culminated in a TEDMED talk released in 2018. She now curates the Oakwood Cemetery Chapel in Austin, Texas to consider the purpose of our lives in the context of a historical cemetery.
Amy Morrow's vision is to belong wholeheartedly to ourselves, each other, and the environment. She notices patterns, possibilities, and connects people with tools to empower their fullest expression. As a dancer, the body is a teacher of past stories and seeds for future hope living inside us right here right now.
Marta is a skilled Brand Strategist and Producer that specializes in digital marketing, experiential events and integrated media. Her strong capacity for entrepreneurial thinking, and years as a Creative Director, enable her to find innovative solutions to conquer, smooth out or jump over any obstacles her clients present.
Ricardo Guerrero is a digital and social media specialist who helped Dell reach its Spanish language customer base through online marketing. Ricardo helps Fisterra with digital strategy, communications and innovation.
Emily Pratte, an experienced events producer for organizations such as SXSW, The Texas Tribune, the Umlauf Garden Party, and more. A skilled communicator, she has been invaluable Fisterra’s extensive events and production.
Dr. Stephen Caffey is an art historian, curator and critic who understands fine art within social and historical context. He advises on thinking bigger, and linking art to place and people.