September 22: Cartographic Epistemologies + Blind Spots

September 22: Cartographic Epistemologies + Blind Spots

**We’ll be meeting in room 1645 at 79 5th Ave today! Exit the elevators on 16, hang right to enter the Media Studies offices, then take a right, another right, then a left to reach the conference room in the SE corner of the floor.


Guest: Bill Rankin (Skype 4-5pm)
Discuss Individual Project Proposals


Frames, Borders, Gaps, Cuts & Boundaries



  • J.B. Harley, “Deconstructing the Map” Cartographica 26:2 (Summer 1989): 1-20.
  • Rob Kitchin, Justin Gleeson & Martin Dodge, “Unfolding Mapping Practices: A New Epistemology for Cartography” Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers 38:3 (July 2013): 480-96.
  • Rob Kitchin, Chris Perkins and Martin Dodge, “Thinking About Maps” In Rethinking Maps: New Frontiers in Cartographic Theory (New York: Routledge, 2009): 2-25.
  • Manuel Lima, The Book of Trees: Visualizing Branches of Knowledge (New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2014).
  • Bernhard Siegert, “The Map is the TerritoryRadical Philosophy 169 (September/October 2011): 13-6.
  • Denis Wood, “The Mathematical Transformation of the Object” In The Power of Maps (New York: Guilford Press, 1992): 56-61 [on projections].


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