Lab: Map Workshop: Share your work in progress and get some feedback! We’ll split the class into quarters, 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? It can be rough, but your concept and execution plan should be clear, so your classmates will have something concrete to respond to.
What are the epistemologies and politics of aerial imagery?
- John Pickles, “The Cartographic Gaze, Global Visions and Modalities of Visual Culture” in A History of Spaces: Cartographic Reason, Mapping and the Geo-Coded World (New York: Routledge, 2004): 75-91.
- 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.
- Skim through a couple of these short applications:
- On satellite art: “Seeing the World Through Google’s Eyes,” Exposing the Invisible (n.d.).
- On the sublime impossibility of cloudless satellite imagery: Tim Maly, “A Cloudless Atlas – How Mapbox Aims to Make the World’s ‘Most Beautiful Map,’” Wired (May 14, 2013).
- On the challenges of mapping a vast and shifting terrain: Jo Craven McGinty, “A Sizable Challenge: Mapping Alaska,” Wall Street Journal (November 13, 2015).
- On indigenous communities’ use of drone mapping: Clayton Aldern, “Cartographers Without Borders,” LOGIC 4 (2018).
- Check out Terrapattern.
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