In referring to the work of Foucault and post-Foucaultian social theory as the ‘new cartographer’ (along with the new archivist), Gilles Deleuze pointed to a mode of investigation and writing that sought, not to trace out representations of the real, but to construct mappings that refigure relations in ways that render alternative worlds. In this project, we begin with this understanding of new cartographies/new mappings, and then turn to the ways in which these new mappings are emerging within social movement, activist, and artist projects to rethink economic practices and institutions. In forging this research group, we are interested in understanding how this particular genealogy of a new cartography is being and can be mobilized to render new images (and practices) of economies, how it is being deployed in community and alternative economic projects, and how it is being used to understand the institutions and networks of economic organizations such as corporations, military-state economies, and the university.
A freely distributable application (with source code) designed to assist general aviation pilots in creating flight plans for cross country flights in powered aircraft. It was developed primarily for use on systems running the UNIX operating system and the X11 Window System, with particular emphasis on Linux.
The goal of the project is to visit each of the latitude and longitude integer degree intersections in the world, and to take pictures at each location. The pictures, and stories about the visits, will then be posted here.
The project is an organized sampling of the world. There is a confluence within 49 miles (79 km) of you if you're on the surface of Earth. We've discounted confluences in the oceans and some near the poles, but there are still 10,879 to be found.
You're invited to help by photographing any one of these places.
Ptolemy, who gave Greek astronomy its final form in the second century A.D., did the same--and more--for geography and cartography. His massive work on the subject, which summed up and criticized the work of earlier writers, offered instruction in laying out maps by three different methods of projection, provided coordinates for some eight thousand places, and treated such basic concepts as geographical latitude and longitude. In Byzantium, in the thirteenth century, Ptolemic maps were reconstructed and attached to Greek manuscripts of the text. And in the fifteenth century, a Latin translation of this text, with maps, proved a sensation in the world of the book. A best seller both in the age of luxurious manuscripts and in that of print, Ptolemy's "Geography" became immensely influential. Columbus-- one of its many readers--found inspiration in Ptolemy's exaggerated value for the size of Asia for his own fateful journey to the west.
One of the EXPO's online exhibits.
References to cartography and the building of cities, are used to explore a fictional atlas where context is transformed into metaphor, a poetics that moves beyond the specificity of time and location.
"R'évolution des particules" oscillates between utopia and dystopia. The work springs from the interval between two texts, the Myth of Creation and Paul Auster's "In The Country of Last Things". The first tells the story of the origin of the world and humanity, the second tells the story of gradual disappearance of a city and its people.
Fragments of an order gone awry, find their position in a territory that sets no particular cultural proscenium. Innumerable elements seem to advance, retreat, float, hang, fall connect or disconnect, in a space permeated by transient motion.
One of the projects of Pat Badani.
Here you can study provincial, city, country, and historical maps of China
Part of The Arts and Images of China.
Previous maps a little too orderly for you? How about adding some chaotic behavior?
Part of E-Notes.