First NeoCartography Commission
Great conference for the first Commission on Neocartography from the @UCL_SoC2012 & @steev8 as part of #soc2012, really pleased to have been a part of it.
Firstly having a spare couple of hours before I presented those fleeting ‘lighting’ 8 minutes… I visited the British Library for the first time. So fantastic to see Mercator’s Atlas… and also the Gutenberg bible (real map + graphic design treasures).
Ok, it was a paper version, not an original vellum. But it was really intersting to read about the background of Johannes G, he had a financial dispute with Johann Fust (his collaborator on the Bible) and he defaulted on his debt in 1457. He was later given a pension in 1465. Interesting that even back then acquiring funding was a pain in the… was difficult.
I didn’t have the time to make it to any more galleries, I had imagined fitting in Dali’verse… or even Florence Nightingale Museum. Saison poetry library was nearby… see http://vism.ag/london, but sadly not enough time.
It went really well met some great people albeit briefly… Graham Hooper with his psychogeographic explorations of neocartography being: (forgive the quick shorthanded summaries)
- human beings walking (not cars)
- lost found making the unimaginable, imaginable
- new maps can smell
- experiential & hidden
see http://felpham.ishappynow.com @FelphamPA
Or @geoviews interestingly referencing how data and data visualisation is infiltrating cartography, much like I always like how TeleGeography manage to do it, see http://vism.ag/vol2
There was @openstreetmap represented by Richard (i really do need to get into it), Gary Gale with an great round up of the old to new of maps and data vis. Prof Ifan Shepherd had a thorough take on Video Games with maps… again forgive short hand notes … providing a “psychological” realism, immersive conscious & plausible reality.
See them all here: http://www.youtube.com/user/mapmansteve
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