Mapping New Cartographies of Networks and Territories

Author: Janet Abrams,Peter Hall

Publisher: University of Minnesota Design Inst

ISBN: 9780972969628

Category: Design

Page: 320

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ELSE/WHERE: MAPPING charts the ascendancy of mapping as a powerful interdisciplinary strategy, one that links people and places, data and organizations, and physical and virtual environments. Traditionally written by history's victors, maps are gaining new currency in our information-saturated age as a means of making arguments and processes visible. Mapping technologies today are as diverse as the agendas driving them: social networks are mapped with dynamic digital interfaces; buildings are mapped with lasers; cities and regions are mapped by satellite. Illustrated with nearly 300 images, from archival woodcuts to Web-based maps and GPS drawings, ELSE/WHERE: MAPPING explores how cartographic techniques are being adapted to map the emerging landscapes of electronic communication. It showcases cutting-edge projects in graphic and industrial design, art, architecture, and technology by an international roster of writers, artists, and designers at the forefront of locative media practice. ELSE/WHERE: MAPPING proposes--by visual example and written analysis--that mapping is a fundamental design process that increasingly shapes the physical and conceptual dimensions of contemporary society. Deborah Littlejohn (designer) is design fellow at the University of Minnesota Design Institute. Distributed for the University of Minnesota Design Institute by the University of Minnesota Press.

Im Bann der Plattformen

Die nächste Runde der Netzkritik (übersetzt aus dem Englischen von Andreas Kallfelz)

Author: Geert Lovink

Publisher: transcript Verlag

ISBN: 3839433681

Category: Social Science

Page: 268

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Die digitale Welt im Post-Snowden-Zeitalter: Wir wissen, dass wir unter Überwachung stehen, aber machen weiter, als ob es nichts zu bedeuten hätte. Obwohl Unternehmen wie Facebook, Google und Amazon unsere Privatsphäre immer stärker infiltrieren, bleibt die Nutzung der sozialen Medien ungebrochen - unterstützt durch immer kleinere Geräte, die sich fest in unseren Alltag eingenistet haben. Wir sind hin- und hergeworfen zwischen Angst vor Abhängigkeit und verdeckter Obsession. Mit diesem fünften Teil seiner laufenden Untersuchungen zur kritischen Internetkultur taucht der niederländische Medientheoretiker Geert Lovink in die paradoxe Welt der neuen digitalen Normalität ein: Wohin bewegen sich Kunst, Kultur und Kritik, wenn sich das Digitale immer mehr in den Hintergrund des Alltags einfügt? Der Band behandelt u.a. die Selfie-Kultur, die Internet-Fixierung des amerikanischen Schriftstellers Jonathan Franzen, das Internet in Uganda, die Ästhetik von Anonymous und die Anatomie der Bitcoin-Religion: Wird die Geldschaffung durch Cyber-Währungen und Crowdfunding zu einer Neuverteilung des Reichtums beitragen oder die Kluft zwischen reich und arm eher vergrößern? Was wird in diesem Zeitalter des Freien das Einkommensmodell der 99% sein? Geert Lovink zeichnet nicht einfach ein düsteres Bild der leeren Wirklichkeit einer 24/7-Kommunikation, sondern zeigt auch radikale Alternativen hierzu auf.

International Perspectives on Maps and the Internet

Author: Michael P Peterson

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540720294

Category: Science

Page: 441

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The Internet has redefined how maps are used. No longer restricted to paper, maps are now transmitted almost instantly and delivered to the user in a fraction of the time required to distribute maps on paper. They are viewed in a more timely fashion. The Internet presents the map user with both a faster method of map distribution and different forms of mapping. This book provides an international perspective on this growing area of information dissemination.

Mapping the World Differently

African American Travel Writing About Spain

Author: Maria Christina Ramos

Publisher: Universitat de València

ISBN: 8437096758

Category: History

Page: 154

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This book examines the rich collection of travel writing about Spain by twentieth-century African American writers as Claude McKay, Langston Hughes, Richard Wright, and Frank Verby, surveying the ways in which such authors perceive Spain's place in the world. From the vantage point of Spain, these African American writers create transformative literary maps of the world that invite readers to reconsider their relations to others.

Räume in der Kunst

Künstlerische, kunst- und medienwissenschaftliche Entwürfe

Author: Sabiene Autsch,Sara Hornäk

Publisher: transcript Verlag

ISBN: 3839415950

Category: Art

Page: 304

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Der aktuelle Raumdiskurs wird in diesem Band aus einer interdisziplinären Perspektive erkundet. Die künstlerischen, kunst- und medienwissenschaftlichen Beiträge und Interviews (u.a. von Jan Hoet, Christoph Brockhaus, Karin Leonhard und Jens Schröter) fragen: Wie sind räumliche Dispositionen und Veränderungen in Lebenswelten verortet? Wie werden sie ästhetisch erfahren? Wie können Raumprozesse und Raumkonstellationen künstlerisch erforscht, analysiert und visualisiert werden? Die Autorinnen und Autoren widmen sich dabei Erinnerungsräumen, choreografischen, musealen und skulpturalen Räumen, der Beziehung von Bildräumen und Raumbildern sowie Erfahrungs- und Handlungsräumen.

Urban Maps

Instruments of Narrative and Interpretation in the City

Author: Richard Brook,Nick Dunn

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781409461883

Category: Social Science

Page: 250

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This book concerns the city and the 'devices' that define the urban environment by their presence, representation or interpretation. The texts offer an interdisciplinary discourse and critique of the complex systems, artifacts, interventions and evidences that can inform our understanding of urban territories; on surfaces, in the margins or within voids. The diverse media of arts practices as well as commercial branding are used to explore narratives that reveal latent characteristics of urban situations that conventional architectural inquiry is unable to do.

Rethinking the Power of Maps

Author: Denis Wood

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 1593853661

Category: Social Science

Page: 335

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A contemporary follow-up to the groundbreaking Power of Maps, this book takes a fresh look at what maps do, whose interests they serve, and how they can be used in surprising, creative, and radical ways. Denis Wood describes how cartography facilitated the rise of the modern state and how maps continue to embody and project the interests of their creators. He demystifies the hidden assumptions of map making and explores the promises and limitations of diverse counter-mapping practices today. Thought-provoking illustrations include U.S. Geological Survey maps; electoral and transportation maps; and numerous examples of critical cartography, participatory GIS, and map art. The book will be important reading for geographers and others interested in maps and their political uses. It will also serve as a supplemental text in advanced undergraduate- and graduate-level courses such as Cartography, GIS, Geographic Thought, and History of Geography.

Memory, Nationalism, and Narrative in Contemporary South Asia

Author: J. Edward Mallot

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137007060

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 235

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This book investigates the ambivalent responses to the opposing compulsions of memory and forgetting in cultural production in South Asia. Mallot reveals how writers such as Salman Rushdie, Michael Ondaatje, and Amitav Ghosh indict nationalism's sins by accessing and encoding the past.

Geography and Vision

Seeing, Imagining and Representing the World

Author: Denis Cosgrove

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 085771290X

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

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Vision and visual imagery have always played a central role in geographical understanding, and geographical description has traditionally sought to present its audience with rich and compelling visual images, be they the elaborate cosmographic images of seventeenth century Europe or the computer and satellite imagery of modern geographical information science. Yet the significance of images goes well beyond the mere transcription of spatial and environmental facts and today there is a marked unease among some geographers about their discipline's association with the pictorial. The expressive authority of visual images has been subverted, shifting attention from the integrity of the image itself towards the expression of truths that lie elsewhere than the surface. In Geography and Vision leading geographer Denis Cosgrove provides a series of personal reflections on the complex connections between seeing, imagining and representing the world geographically. In a series of eloquent and original essays he draws upon pictorial images - including maps, sketches, cartoons, paintings, and photographs - to explore and elaborate upon the many and varied ways in which the vast and varied earth, and at times the heavens beyond, have been both imagined and represented as a place of human habitation. Ranging historically from the sixteenth century to the present day, the essays include reflections upon geographical discovery and Renaissance landscape; urban cartography and utopian visions; ideas of landscape and the shaping of America; wilderness and masculinity; conceptions of the Pacific; and the imaginative grip of the Equator. Extensively illustrated, this engaging work reveals the richness and complexity of the geographical imagination as expressed over the past five centuries. It will appeal to all scholars with an interest in geography, history, art, landscape, culture and environment.

Neoliberalism and Global Theatres

Performance Permutations

Author: L. Nielsen,P. Ybarra

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137035609

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 316

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How do theatre and performance transmit and dispute ideologies of neoliberalism? The essays in this anthology examine the mechanisms and rhetorics of contemporary multinational and transnational organizations, artists, and communities that produce theatre and performance for global audiences.


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Mapping the Cold War

Cartography and the Framing of America’s International Power

Author: Timothy Barney

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 1469618559

Category: History

Page: 338

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In this fascinating history of Cold War cartography, Timothy Barney considers maps as central to the articulation of ideological tensions between American national interests and international aspirations. Barney argues that the borders, scales, projections, and other conventions of maps prescribed and constrained the means by which foreign policy elites, popular audiences, and social activists navigated conflicts between North and South, East and West. Maps also influenced how identities were formed in a world both shrunk by advancing technologies and marked by expanding and shifting geopolitical alliances and fissures. Pointing to the necessity of how politics and values were "spatialized" in recent U.S. history, Barney argues that Cold War–era maps themselves had rhetorical lives that began with their conception and production and played out in their circulation within foreign policy circles and popular media. Reflecting on the ramifications of spatial power during the period, Mapping the Cold War ultimately demonstrates that even in the twenty-first century, American visions of the world--and the maps that account for them--are inescapably rooted in the anxieties of that earlier era.

Moving People, Goods and Information in the 21st Century

The Cutting-Edge Infrastructures of Networked Cities

Author: Richard Hanley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134461682

Category: Architecture

Page: 352

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Globalisation and technological innovation have changed the way people, goods, and information move through and about cities. To remain, or become, economically and environmentally sustainable, cities and their regions must adapt to these changes by creating cutting-edge infrastructures that integrate advanced technologies, communications, and multiple modes of transportation. The book defines cutting-edge infrastructures, details their importance to cities and their regions, and addresses the obstacles to creating those infrastructures.

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"Dividing the Realm in Order to Govern"

The Spatial Organization of the Song State (960-1276 CE)

Author: Ruth Mostern

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674056022

Category: History

Page: 370

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States are inherently and fundamentally geographical. Sovereignty is based on control of territory. This book uses Song China to explain how a pre-industrial regime organized itself spatially in order to exercise authority. On more than a thousand occasions, the Song court founded, abolished, promoted, demoted, and reordered jurisdictions in an attempt to maximize the effectiveness of limited resources in a climate of shifting priorities, to placate competing constituencies, and to address military and economic crises. Spatial transformations in the Song field administration changed the geography of commerce, taxation, revenue accumulation, warfare, foreign relations, and social organization, and even determined the terms of debates about imperial power. The chronology of tenth-century imperial consolidation, eleventh-century political reform, and twelfth-century localism traced in this book is a familiar one. But by detailing the relationship between the court and local administration, this book complicates the received paradigm of Song centralization and decentralization. Song frontier policies formed a coherent imperial approach to administering peripheral regions with inaccessible resources and limited infrastructure. And the well-known events of the Songâe"wars and reformsâe"were often responses to long-term spatial and demographic change.

Constructing Knowledge Art

An Experiential Perspective on Crafting Participatory Representations

Author: Al Selvin,Simon Buckingham Shum

Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers

ISBN: 1627052607

Category: Computers

Page: 119

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This book is about how people (we refer to them as practitioners) can help guide participants in creating representations of issues or ideas, such as collaborative diagrams, especially in the context of Participatory Design (PD). At its best, such representations can reach a very high level of expressiveness and usefulness, an ideal we refer to as Knowledge Art. Achieving that level requires effective engagement, often aided by facilitators or other practitioners. Most PD research focuses on tools and methods, or on participant experience. The next source of advantage is to better illuminate the role of practitioners-the people working with participants, tools, and methods in service of a project’s larger goals. Just like participants, practitioners experience challenges, interactions, and setbacks, and come up with creative ways to address them while maintaining their stance of service to participants and stakeholders. Our research interest is in understanding what moves and choices practitioners make that either help or hinder participants’ engagement with representations. We present a theoretical framework that looks at these choices from the experiential perspectives of narrative, aesthetics, ethics, sensemaking and improvisation and apply it to five diverse case studies of actual practice. Table of Contents: Acknowledgments / Introduction / Participatory Design and Representational Practice / Dimensions of Knowledge Art / Case Studies / Discussion and Conclusions / Appendix: Knowledge Art Analytics / Bibliography / Author Biographies

The Power of Knowledge

How Information and Technology Made the Modern World

Author: Jeremy Black

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 030019854X

Category: History

Page: 504

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Information is power. For more than five hundred years the success or failure of nations has been determined by a country’s ability to acquire knowledge and technical skill and transform them into strength and prosperity. Leading historian Jeremy Black approaches global history from a distinctive perspective, focusing on the relationship between information and society and demonstrating how the understanding and use of information have been the primary factors in the development and character of the modern age. Black suggests that the West’s ascension was a direct result of its institutions and social practices for acquiring, employing, and retaining information and the technology that was ultimately produced. His cogent and well-reasoned analysis looks at cartography and the hardware of communication, armaments and sea power, mercantilism and imperialism, science and astronomy, as well as bureaucracy and the management of information, linking the history of technology with the history of global power while providing important indicators for the future of our world.

The Enclosure Maps of England and Wales 1595-1918

A Cartographic Analysis and Electronic Catalogue

Author: Roger J. P. Kain,John Chapman,Richard R. Oliver

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521827713

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 415

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This book offers the first comprehensive study of the enclosure mapping of England and Wales. The authors assess the processes of land enclosure, the role of maps, the mapping of each county and the cartographic characteristics of all the maps across both space and time. The book is accompanied by an electronic catalogue of all the extant parliamentary and non-parliamentary enclosure maps of England and Wales and serves as an essential research tool for economic, social and local historians as well as for geographers, lawyers and planners.

Cartography in Antiquity and the Middle Ages

Fresh Perspectives, New Methods

Author: Richard J. A. Talbert,Richard Watson Unger

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004166637

Category: History

Page: 299

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There was no sharp break between classical and medieval map making. Contributions by thirteen scholars offer fresh insight that demonstrates continuity and adaptation over the long term. This work reflects current thinking in the history of cartography and opens new directions for the future.

Applied Climatology

Principles and Practice

Author: Allen Perry,Dr Russell Thompson,Russell Thompson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134769121

Category: Science

Page: 380

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'Big freeze' conditions, storms, severe flooding, droughts, and heatwaves - recent extremes in weather, with their resultant physical, economic and human losses, highlight the vulnerability of society to changes in the atmosphere. Atmospheric pollution, urbanization, natural atmospheric disasters are causing dramatic changes in climatic environments. Applied Climatology examines the effects of climate on physical, biological and cultural environments. Specialist contributors from Europe, North America and Australasia examine the impacts of changing climates on the functioning and development of physical biological environments including glaciers, water resources, landforms, soils, vegetation and animals. Weather and climate effects day-to-day activities and lifestyles from the clothes we wear to the buildings we design, and the food and energy we produce. This book focusses on the relationship between climate and a wide range of human activities and responses relating to health and comfort, building design, transport systems, agriculture and fisheries, tourism and social, industrial and legal issues. Climate-environment relationships and impacts on human activities are predicted to change dramatically if global warming accelerates at the rates currently proposed. Applied Climatology examines the characteristics and consequences of the changing global climate and considers the future for both natural and human environments.