2010 # WRITING
A Mapping Practice of Everyday Life
About the power of map making and
alternative strategies of perceiving the world
December 2010, Rotterdam

Since the introduction of digital mapping tools and access to online maps, cartography seems to have a renaissance in terms of popularity not only within the scientific community but also among users. Having continuously changed over time, cartographic theory and praxis gain new actuality and are implementing new ways of usage. By overcoming the scientific endeavor to measure our physical environment as pure surface, relationships and processes can be revealed. However, mapping technologies are as diverse as the complex agendas that come with it. Together they frame perspectives on how we see and interpret the world, yet remaining a visual image with rhetorical power.

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Piet Zwart Institute
Networked Media Department
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