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New lines : critical GIS and the trouble of the map / Matthew W. Wilson
E-books | University of Minnesota Press | 2017
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1 online resource (xii, 184 pages)
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"New Lines takes the pulse of a society increasingly drawn to the power of the digital map, examining the conceptual and technical developments of the field of geographic information science as this work is refracted through a pervasive digital culture. Matthew W. Wilson draws together archival research on the birth of the digital map with a reconsideration of the critical turn in mapping and cartographic thought. Seeking to bridge a foundational divide within the discipline of geography--between cultural and human geographers and practitioners of Geographic Information Systems (GIS)--Wilson suggests that GIS practitioners may operate within a critical vacuum and may not fully contend with their placement within broader networks, the politics of mapping, the rise of the digital humanities, the activist possibilities of appropriating GIS technologies, and more. Employing the concept of the drawn and traced line, Wilson treads the theoretical terrain of Deleuze, Guattari, and Gunnar Olsson while grounding their thoughts with the hybrid impulse of the more-than-human thought of Donna Haraway. What results is a series of interventions--fractures in the lines directing everyday life--that provide the reader with an opportunity to consider the renewed urgency of forceful geographic representation. These five fractures are criticality, digitality, movement, attention, and quantification. New Lines examines their traces to find their potential and their necessity in the face of our frenetic digital life"-- Provided by publisher.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Front Cover; Contents; Preface; But Do You Actually Do GIS?; Criticality The Urgency of Drawing and Tracing; Digitality Origins, or the Stories We Tell Ourselves; Movement Strange Concepts and the Essentially Subjective; Attention Memory Support and the Care of Community; Quantification Counting on Location- Aware Futures; A Single Point Does Not Form a Line; ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; Notes; Index.
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Print version: Wilson, Matthew W., 1981- New lines. Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, 2017 9780816698523 (DLC) 2017001744
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9781452955025 (electronic book)
1452955026 (electronic book)
9781452955032 (electronic book)
1452955034 (electronic book)
9780816698523 (hardcover)
081669852X (hardcover)
9780816698530
0816698538
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