Else/where

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.
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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.
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Mappings

Author: Denis Cosgrove

Publisher: Reaktion Books

ISBN: 9781861890214

Category: Education

Page: 311

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With essays by Jerry Brotton, Paul Carter, Michael Charlesworth, James Corner, Wystan Curnow, Christian Jacob, Luciana de Lima Martins, David Matless, Armand Mattelart, Lucia Nuti and Alessandro Scafi Mappingsexplores what mapping has meant in the past and how its meanings have altered. How have maps and mapping served to order and represent physical, social and imaginative worlds? How has the practice of mapping shaped modern seeing and knowing? In what ways do contemporary changes in our experience of the world alter the meanings and practice of mapping, and vice versa? In their diverse expressions, maps and the representational processes of mapping have constructed the spaces of modernity since the early Renaissance. The map's spatial fixity, its capacity to frame, control and communicate knowledge through combining image and text, and cartography's increasing claims to scientific authority, make mapping at once an instrument and a metaphor for rational understanding of the world. Among the topics the authors investigate are projective and imaginative mappings; mappings of terraqueous spaces; mapping and localism at the 'chorographic' scale; and mapping as personal exploration.
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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.
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Design and the Elastic Mind

Author: Paola Antonelli,Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)

Publisher: The Museum of Modern Art

ISBN: 9780870707322

Category: Architecture

Page: 191

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In the past few decades, individuals have experienced dramatic changes in some of the most established dimensions of human life: time, space, matter, and individuality. Minds today must be able to synthesize such transformations, whether they are working across several time zones, travelling between satellite maps and nanoscale images, drowning in information, or acting fast in order to preserve some slow downtime. Design and the Elastic Mind focuses on designers ability to grasp momentous advances in technology, science and social mores and convert them into useful objects and systems. The projects included range from nanodevices to vehicles, appliances to interfaces and building facades, pragmatic solutions for everyday use to provocative ideas meant to influence our future choices. Designed by award-winning book designer Irma Boom, this volume also features essays by Paola Antonelli; design critic and historian Hugh Aldersey- Williams; visualization design expert Peter Hall; and nanophysicist Ted Sargent that further explore the promising relationship between design and science.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Finding Your Way Without Map or Compass

Author: Harold Gatty

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486318931

Category: Travel

Page: 288

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Useful, instructive manual shows would-be explorers, hikers, bikers, scouts, sailors, and survivalists how to find their way outdoors by observing animals, weather patterns, shifting sands, and other elements of nature.
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Henry's Map

Author: David Elliot

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101628146

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

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A fun-filled introduction to maps through the eyes of an adorable pig Henry is a very particular sort of pig. "A place for everything and everything in its place," he always says. But when he looks out his window he is troubled. The farm is a mess! Henry is worried that nobody will be able to find anything in this mess. So he draws a map showing all the animals exactly where they belong. And Henry embarks on a journey through the farm, his friends tagging along as he creates his map: sheep in the woolshed, chickens in the coop, the horse in the stable. After the map is complete, Henry uses it to bring himself back home, where he is relieved to know that he is exactly where he belongs. A place for everything and everything in its place, indeed. For fans of Zen Shorts by Jon J. Muth or of Winnie the Pooh, this sweet romp through the farm is adorably illustrated by David Elliot, who created the endearing animals who inhabit Brian Jacques world of Redwall. Perfect for pre-schoolers and elemetary-schoolers learning to read maps for the first time. Praise for Henry's Map: *** “With appealing characters and gentle humor, this book will be a hit at storytime, or as an introduction to mapping lessons.” —School Library Journal *** (starred) *** “Here’s hoping for many more Henry-centric adventures.” —Kirkus Reviews *** (starred) “Elliot’s barnyard animals brim with personality and emotion, matching the understated humor of this charming story.” —Publisher’s Weekly “This story may even inspire budding cartographers to map their own world.” —Booklist
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Idea Mapping

How to Access Your Hidden Brain Power, Learn Faster, Remember More, and Achieve Success in Business

Author: Jamie Nast

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111842929X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

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PrairyErth

A Deep Map

Author: William Least Heat-Moon

Publisher: HMH

ISBN: 0547527470

Category: History

Page: 640

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This New York Times bestseller by the author of Blue Highways is “a majestic survey of land and time and people in a single county of the Kansas plains” (Hungry Mind Review). William Least Heat-Moon travels by car and on foot into the core of our continent, focusing on the landscape and history of Chase County—a sparsely populated tallgrass prairie in the Flint Hills of central Kansas—exploring its land, plants, animals, and people until this small place feels as large as the universe. Called a “modern-day Walden” by the Chicago Sun-Times, PrairyErth is a journey through a place, through time, and into the human mind from the acclaimed author of Here, There, Elsewhere: Stories from the Road. “A sense of the American grain that will give [PrairyErth] a permanent place in the literature of our country.” —Paul Theroux, The New York Times
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Map of a Nation

A Biography of the Ordnance Survey

Author: Rachel Hewitt

Publisher: Granta Books

ISBN: 9781847082541

Category: History

Page: 436

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Map of a Nation tells the story of the creation of the Ordnance Survey map - the first complete, accurate, affordable map of the British Isles. The Ordnance Survey is a much beloved British institution, and Map of a Nation is, amazingly, the first popular history to tell the story of the map and the men who dreamt and delivered it. The Ordnance Survey's history is one of political revolutions, rebellions and regional unions that altered the shape and identity of the United Kingdom over the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. It's also a deliciously readable account of one of the great untold British adventure stories, featuring intrepid and often eccentric individuals lugging brass theodolites up mountains to make the country visible to itself for the first time.
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Visual Meetings

How Graphics, Sticky Notes and Idea Mapping Can Transform Group Productivity

Author: David Sibbet

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470945407

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

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Use eye-popping visual tools to energize your people! Just as social networking has reclaimed the Internet for human interactivity and co-creation, the visual meetings movement is reclaiming creativity, productivity, and playful exchange for serious work in groups. Visual Meetings explains how anyone can implement powerful visual tools, and how these tools are being used in Silicon Valley and elsewhere to facilitate both face-to-face and virtual group work. This dynamic and richly illustrated resource gives meeting leaders, presenters, and consultants a slew of exciting tricks and tools, including Graphic recording, visual planning, story boarding, graphic templates, idea mapping, etc. Creative ways to energize team building, sales presentations, staff meetings, strategy sessions, brainstorming, and more Getting beyond paper and whiteboards to engage new media platforms Understanding emerging visual language for leading groups Unlocking formerly untapped creative resources for business success, Visual Meetings will help you and your team communicate ideas more effectively and engagingly.
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Azure

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Design

Page: N.A

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Architecture

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Architecture

Page: N.A

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I'll Have What She's Having

Mapping Social Behavior

Author: R. Alexander Bentley,Mark Earls,Michael J. O'Brien,John Antonelli

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262297981

Category: Psychology

Page: 160

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Humans are, first and foremost, social creatures. And this, according to the authors of I'll Have What She's Having, shapes -- and explains -- most of our choices. We're not just blindly driven by hard-wired instincts to hunt or gather or reproduce; our decisions are based on more than "nudges" exploiting individual cognitive quirks.I'll Have What She's Having shows us how we use the brains of others to think for us and as storage space for knowledge about the world. The story zooms out from the individual to small groups to the complexities of populations. It describes, among other things, how buzzwords propagate and how ideas spread; how the swine flu scare became an epidemic; and how focused social learning by a few gets amplified as copying by the masses. It describes how ideas, behavior, and culture spread through the simple means of doing what others do.It is notoriously difficult to change behavior. For every "Yes We Can" political slogan, there are thousands of "Just Say No" buttons. I'll Have What She's Having offers a practical map to help us navigate the complex world of social behavior, an essential guide for anyone who wants to understand how people behave and how to begin to change things.
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Early Modern Drama and the Eastern European Elsewhere

Representations of Liminal Locality in Shakespeare and His Contemporaries

Author: Monica Matei-Chesnoiu

Publisher: Associated University Presse

ISBN: 9780838641958

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 246

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This study explores how Eastern European spaces and meanings are constituted in specific cultural contexts in early modern English drama. Focusing on the ways in which these texts integrate the articulation of Eastern European space and geography into a variety of interpretative conventions, the book develops ways of thinking critically and reflexively about the production of knowledge and identity in Shakespeare and his contemporaries through representations of space in drama.
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Mapping the Present

Heidegger, Foucault and the Project of a Spatial History

Author: Stuart Elden

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 184714313X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 232

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In a late interview, Foucault, suggested that Heidegger was for him the "essential philosopher." Taking this claim seriously, Mapping the Present assesses the relationship between these two thinkers, particularly on the issue of space and history. It suggests that space and history need to be rethought, and combined as a spatial history, rather than as a history of space. In other words, space should become not merely an object of analysis, but a tool of analysis.The first half of the book concentrates on Heidegger: from the early occlusion of space, through the politically charged readings of Nietzsche and Holderlin, to the later work on art, technology and the polis which accord equal status to issues of spatiality. Foucault's work is then rethought in the light of the analysis of Heidegger, and the project of a spatial history established through re-readings of his works on madness and discipline..
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Mapping Trophy Bucks

Using Topographic Maps to Find Deer

Author: Brad Herndon

Publisher: Krause Publications

ISBN: 9780873495035

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 192

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Using Topographic Maps to Find Deer Topographic maps and aerial photos can lead you right to the biggest bucks you've ever seen. You just have to know how to use them. Brad Herndon takes the mystery out of finding deer with maps. Through years of dedicated hunting and careful study of maps and photos, Herndon has perfected the use of maps to find the routes deer travel. And once you know where the deer will be headed you can establish the perfect ambush site. Maps are often the forgotten link in scouting prime deer habitat. Yet because they show you all the hills, gullies, rivers and ridges, you can learn the lay of the land without walking mile after unproductive mile. Maps won't eliminate the need to get in the woods, but they will tell the best places to start your search for the buck of your dreams. Herndon also shows hunters how to use the latest Internet and computer technology to personalize any map. Mark your stand locations, the locations of deer sign, even note the best possible wind direction to make your hunt a success. If you hunt deer, let Mapping Trophy Bucks lead you right to where the big boys hide. The rest is up to you.
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