Recently On Mapping

A brief Twiter exchange re: maps and mapping between Javier, myself and others…

When it began i had just finished reading about the recent Map Marathon curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist at The Serpentine Gallery.

Next the exchange

javierest “Maps are overrated

Geotch “@javierest nope you’re wrong. Maps are the lenses to data

javierest “@Geotch hardly. maps don’t understand or order data on their own, even w/ software. Humans do, and w/ their politics.

namhenderson “@javierest re: http://bit.ly/dwRc1A ? and weren’t you telling me that a while back… #maps

namhenderson “@javierest also re: #maps or #mapping, maps = static image, mapping is active process of data acquisition?

and finally, javierest “@namhenderson #mapping isn’t just acquisition; it’s also process of altering reality; of also stealing knowledge, at times


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