Else/Where: Mapping - New Cartographies of Networks and Territories

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Else/Where: Mapping -- New Cartographies of Networks and Territories

Janet Abrams and Peter Hall (eds), Else/Where: Mapping -- New Cartographies of Networks and Territories, Univ Minnesota Design Institute, 2006


"ELSE/WHERE: MAPPING explores the importance of maps as aids to navigation, understanding, and cultural representation. 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: the human body is mapped with 3-D software, buildings are mapped with lasers, and cities are mapped by satellite.

ELSE/WHERE: MAPPING proposes—by visual example and written analysis—that mapmaking is a fundamental design process, one that shapes the physical and conceptual dimensions of contemporary multicultural society.

ELSE/WHERE: MAPPING is the second installment in an international visual/verbal collaboration focusing on the design implications of new technologies. It follows the award-winning book IF/THEN: PLAY, published in 1999, and is designed by Amsterdam studio Mevis + van Deursen."

About the Author(s)

Janet Abrams is director of the University of Minnesota Design Institute. She edited IF/THEN 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.

Book Details

Paperback: 320 pages Publisher: University of Minnesota Design Institute; 1st edition (March 30, 2006) Language: English

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