Category Archives: Cartography

Mapping facebook

During the discussion after Prof. Monmonier’s talk, the conversation turned to facebook. The talk itself had outlined interesting links between 20th century restrictive cartography – redlining, gerrymandering, borders shifting to suit river avulsion – and 21st century ‘surveillance’ cartography. What … Continue reading

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Del Rigor en la Ciencia

Original recording of Jorge Luís Borges. On Exactitude in Science …In that Empire, the Art of Cartography attained such Perfection that the map of a single Province occupied the entirety of a City, and the map of the Empire, the … Continue reading

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Mapping Race

We talked some about this tonight, with regard to “All Identity is Local” on Saturday and our readings so far. Nicola sent us this interesting map series by Eric Fischer. Rather than aggregating racial and ethnic groups by cities or … Continue reading

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Fun Cartogram Webpage

Given our consideration of ‘meta-geographies’ with Lewis and Wigen, this webpage, called Worldmapper, provides yet another interesting way to map some generalizable properties of nation-states; with cartograms. These maps are really striking. For example, this map scales countries relative to … Continue reading

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Map makes the Economist cover (Sept. 11)

A little bit late, but I thought this economist cover was interesting given our discussion of maps and nationhood/identity coming this week. The associated article and special report: Nobody’s backyard: Latin America’s new promise—and the need for a new attitude … Continue reading

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Resources for our first assignment

Here are some resources that might be helpful as you begin work on the first assignment. First, some books (if any of these look useful, let us know, and we can meet with you to let you borrow them): 1. … Continue reading

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‘A New Cartographer’

An essay by Gilles Deleuze on Michel Foucault.

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Manifesto of the International Necronautical Society (‘INS’)

Above is an image of the first INS manifesto, which was published in 1999 in The (London) Times. The INS is a ‘semi-fictional’ organization. Here is a link to their website. The novelist Tom McCarthy  (General Secretary, INS) interviews the philosopher … Continue reading

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Review of Harley

Here is a review of J.B. Harley’s work. The review also discusses Denis Cosgrove’s book Apollo’s Eye: A Cartographic Genealogy of the Earth in the Western Imagination, which people might be interested in reading. The review was published in the London Review … Continue reading

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“Deconstructing the Map”

Here is a link to download J.B. Harley’s “Deconstructing the Map,” which we’ll be discussing on September 13. I thought people might be interested in reading a review James Wood wrote of David Foster Wallace’s short story collection Oblivion alongside … Continue reading

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