Lab: Map Workshop: Share your work in progress and get some feedback! We’ll split the class into thirds, and each of you will have roughly ten minutes two do two things: present one prototype map in development for your final atlas, and solicit and receive feedback. How prototype-y are we talking? Your work can be rudimentary, but your concept and execution plan should be clear, so your classmates will have something concrete to respond to.
- John Pickles, “The Cartographic Gaze, Global Visions and Modalities of Visual Culture” and “Cyber-Empires and the New Cultural Politics of Digital Spaces” in A History of Spaces: Cartographic Reason, Mapping and the Geo-Coded World (New York: Routledge, 2004): 75-91, 145-75.
- Laura Kurgan, “Mapping Considered as a Problem of Theory and Practice,” “Representation and the Necessity of Interpretation,” & “From Military Surveillance to the Public Sphere” in Up Close at a Distance: Mapping, Technology and Politics (New York: Zone Books, 2012): 9-54.
- And a variety of short applications:
Alexis Madrigal, “How Google Builds Its Maps – and What It Means for the Future of Everything,” The Atlantic (September 5, 2012) [A more recent, yet less thorough, article on Google’s Ground Truth: Greg Miller, “The Huge, Unseen Operation Behind the Accuracy of Google Maps,” Wired (December 8, 2014)].
Laura Bliss, “Who Owns the Digital Map of the World?,” The Atlantic’s CityLab (June 25, 2015).
- Tim Maly, “A Cloudless Atlas – How Mapbox Aims to Make the World’s ‘Most Beautiful Map,’” Wired (May 14, 2013).
- Jo Craven McGinty, “A Sizable Challenge: Mapping Alaska,” Wall Street Journal (November 13, 2015).
- Check out Terrapattern.
Ryan Bishop, “Transparent Earth: The Autoscopy of Aerial Targeting and the Visual Geopolitics of the Underground” in Forensis: The Architecture of Public Truth (Forensic Architecture, Sternberg Press, 2015): 580-90.
Alexander Burgess, “Shift Command Three,” Photomediations Machine | Mei-Po Kwan, “Feminist Visualization: Re-envisioning GIS as a Method in Feminist Geographic Research,” Annals of the Association of American Geographers 94:2 (2002): 645-61.
Giorgia Lupi, Luca Simeone, Paolo Patelli and Salvatore Iaconesi, “Polyphonic Images of the Cities. Mapping New Human Landscapes through User-Generated Content,” Presented at the Northern World Mandate, Cumulus Helsinki Conference, Helsinki, 2012.
Geoff Manaugh, “Grid Corrections,” BldgBlog (December 11, 2015).
Robinson Meyer, “A New and Stunning Way to See the Whole Earth,” The Atlantic (January 26, 2016).
Robinson Meyer, “Google Remakes the Satellite Business, By Leaving It,” The Atlantic (February 7, 2017).
Lisa Parks, “Digging into Google Earth: An Analysis of ‘Crisis in Darfur,’” Geoforum 40:4 (2009): 535-45.
Lisa Parks and James Schwoch, Eds., Down to Earth: Satellite Technologies, Industries, and Cultures (New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2012).
Marianna Pavlovskaya & Kevin St. Martin, “Feminism and Geographic Information Systems: From a Missing Object to a Mapping Subject,” Geography Compass 1:3 (2007): 583-606.
Aaron Rothman, with Mishka Henner, Daniel Leivick & Clement Valla, “Beyond Google Earth,” Places (May 2015).