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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. Janet Abrams is director of the University of Minnesota Design Institute. She edited IF/THEN: PLAY while working at the Netherlands Design Institute, Amsterdam. Peter Hall is senior editor at the University of Minnesota Design Institute and a contributing writer to Metropolis magazine. 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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Can the language created by the mapping of physical space apply to the mapping of virtual space? The contributors of these articles find that mapping is emerging as an essential creative activity that connects the tangible (roads, bridges, neighborhoods) with the intangible (social networks and electronic communications). In this lavishly illustrated and designed volume they provide coherent and practical ideas about how the two sides of the coin interrelate with each other, and how human society changes as a result. The table of contents is particularly interesting, as it resembles a rambling walk through maps of city streets.
Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Book News Annotation:

Can the language created by the mapping of physical space apply to the mapping of virtual space? The contributors of these articles find that mapping is emerging as an essential creative activity that connects the tangible (roads, bridges, neighborhoods) with the intangible (social networks and electronic communications). In this lavishly illustrated and designed volume they provide coherent and practical ideas about how the two sides of the coin interrelate with each other, and how human society changes as a result. The table of contents is particularly interesting, as it resembles a rambling walk through maps of city streets. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780972969628
Editor:
Abrams, Janet
Editor:
Hall, Peter
Editor:
Abrams, Janet
Editor:
Hall, Peter
Contribution:
Hall, Peter
Author:
Hall, Peter
Author:
Abrams, Janet
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
Subject:
Graphic Arts
Subject:
Geographic information systems
Subject:
Digital mapping
Subject:
Graphic Arts - General
Subject:
General-General
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
1
Publication Date:
20060431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
16 halftones, 252 color photos
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8.5 x 10.75 x 0.8 in

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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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