September 15: Maps as Media / Lab#1
Reminder: your semester project proposals are due, via Google Drive, before class today! For more information, see the first paragraph under “Map Labs” here.
Tools & Techniques for Critique
- Jeremy Crampton, “What Is Critique?” In Mapping: A Critical Introduction to Cartography and GIS (Wiley-Blackwell, 2010): 13-21.
- Skim: Mike Foster, “The Lost Art of Critical Map Reading” Graphicarto [blog post] (February 27, 2014).
- Shannon Mattern, “Critiquing Maps II” Words In Space [blog post] (September 5, 2013).
- Denis Wood, “At Least 10 Cartographic Codes” and “It’s Not a Simple Set of Rules” In Rethinking the Power of Maps (New York: Guilford Press, 2010): 80-5, 97-8.
- Bill Rankin, “Redrawing the Map” Architecture Boston 18:2 (Summer 2015) [on the programmer as cartographer, and maps’ continued utility as argumentative media].
- Andrew Wiseman, “When Maps Lie” The Atlantic CityLab (June 24, 2015).
- John Krygier and Denis Wood, “Ce n’est pas le monde (This Is Not the World)” [comic] In Rob Kitchin, Chris Perkins and Martin Dodge, Eds., Rethinking Maps: New Frontiers in Cartographic Theory (New York: Routledge, 2009): 189-219 [a hinge to next week’s discussion]…
Lab: Small-Group In-Class Map Critiques
- Mark Denil, “Cartographic Design: Rhetoric and Persuasion” Cartographic Perspectives 45 (Spring 2003): 8-67.
- J.B. Harley, “Maps, Knowledge, and Power” In Denis Cosgrove and Stephen Daniels, Eds., The Iconography of Landscape (Cambridge; Cambridge University Press, 1988): 277-312.
- Christian Jacob, The Sovereign Map: Theoretical Approaches In Cartography Throughout History, Trans. Tom Conley (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2006 ).
- B. Robert Owens, “Mapping the City: Innovation and Continuity in the Chicago School of Sociology, 1920 – 1934” The American Sociologist 43:3 (September 2012): 264-293 + Maps of the Chicago School of Sociology
- Bill Rankin, “Mapping Social Statistics: Race and Ethnicity in Chicago”
- Rankin’s Radical Cartography