SHARE

Time for mapping

Cartographic temporalities

Edited by Chris Perkins, Sybille Lammes, Alex Gekker, Sam Hind, Clancy Wilmott and Daniel Evans

Time for mapping

Book Information

  • Format: Hardcover
  • ISBN: 978-1-5261-2253-7
  • Pages: 272
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • Price: £25.00
  • Published Date: June 2018
  • BIC Category: Sociology, Geography, SOCIAL SCIENCE / General, SOCIAL SCIENCE / Human Geography, Society & social sciences / General, Society & social sciences / Media studies, Graphical & Digital Media Applications, Human Geography, Cartography, Map-Making & Projections

Description

Maps take place in time as well as representing space. The Google map on your smartphone appears to fix the world, serving as a practical spatial tool, but in practice is deployed in ways that draw attention to memories, rhythm, synchronicity, sequence and duration. This interdisciplinary collection focuses on how these temporal aspects of mapping might be understood, at a time when mapping technologies have been profoundly changed by digital developments. It contrasts different aspects of this temporality, bringing together experts from critical cartography, media studies and science and technology studies. Together the chapters offer a unique interdisciplinary focus revealing the complex and social ways in which time in wrapped up with digital technologies and revealed in everyday mapping tasks: from navigating across cities, to serving as scientific groundings for news stories; from managing smart cities, to visual art practice. It brings time back into the map!

Editors

Chris Perkins is Reader in Geography at the University of Manchester; Sybille Lammes is Associate Professor Centre for Interdisciplinary Methodologies at the University of Warwick; Alex Gekker is a PhD candidate at Utrecht University; Sam Hind is a PhD candidate at the Centre for Interdisciplinary Methodologies at the University of Warwick; Clancy Wilmott is Senior Tutor in Geography at the University of Manchester; Daniel Evans is a PhD candidate at the Manchester Institute of Education

Contents

1 Introduction: mapping times - Alex Gekker, Sam Hind, Sybille Lammes, Chris Perkins and Clancy Wilmott
Part I: Ephemerality/mobility
2 Nodes, ways and relations - Joe Gerlach
3 Mapping the quixotic volatility of smellscapes: a trialogue - interview with Kate McLean
4 Seasons change, so do we: heterogeneous temporalities, algorithmic frames and subjective time in geomedia - Pablo Abend
Part II: Stitching memories
5 'Space-crossed time': digital photography and cartography in Wolfgang Weileder's Atlas - Rachel Wells
6 Traces, tiles and fleeting moments: art and the temporalities of geomedia - Gavin Macdonald
7 Digital maps and anchored time: the case for practice theory - Matthew Hanchard
Part III: (In)formalising
8 Mapping the space of flows: considerations and consequences - Thomas Sutherland
9 Maps as foams and the rheology of digital spatial media: a conceptual framework for considering mapping projects as they change over time - Cate Turk
10 Maps as objects - Tuur Driesser
11 From real-time city to asynchronicity: exploring the real-time smart city dashboard - Michiel de Lange
Conclusion: back to the future - Alex Gekker, Sam Hind, Sybille Lammes, Chris Perkins and Clancy Wilmott
Index

Sign up to our newsletter
and receive 20% off all future book orders