This session will take place at the Palmer House Hilton in Chicago, Illinois on March 8th, 2006
I added links to abstracts and the author’s websites below.
Paper Session: 2231
Experiments with Territories: Post Cartographic Map Design II
is scheduled on Wednesday, 3/8/06, from 10:00 AM – 11:40 AM
Organizer(s): John Krygier – Ohio Wesleyan University
Chair(s): John Krygier – Ohio Wesleyan University
Abstract(s): 10:00 AM Author(s): John Pickles – University Of North Carolina
Abstract Title: Geographic Tessellations: Maps, Methods, and Mandalas
10:40 AM Author(s): Chris Perkins – University of Manchester
Abstract Title: Playing with maps
11:00 AM Author(s): kanarinka – The Institute for Infinitely Small Things
11:20 AM Discussant: John Pickles – University Of North Carolina
Discussant(s): John Pickles – University Of North Carolina
Session Description: This session includes researchers and practitioners creating maps and working with models of map design outside of the traditional empirical model that dominated cartographic design research in the latter half of the 20th century: people who think critically about maps and map design and engage in actual map design and construction based on their ideas. Many artists have embraced the map in such a manner. “Map artists … claim the power of the map to achieve ends other than the social reproduction of the status quo. Map artists do not reject maps. They reject the authority claimed by normative maps uniquely to portray reality as it is, that is, with dispassion and objectivity…” (Wood & Krygier, 2006). Map artist kanarinka claims artists working with maps have an “ethics of experimentation” that is “anything but arbitrary.” “…artists experiment with a particular territory in specific ways to reach unforseen destinations.” (kanarinka, 2006). Other models of map design include narrative and ambiguity, suggested by literary and film theory, multiple mappings (or counter-mappings) suggested by humanistic and critical theory, indigenous mapping methods, and political mapping informed by post-structuralist theory focused on the complexities of power. Post-cartographic map design research and mapping seeks to expand the way we think about, design, and create maps in our map immersed society.