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Saturday, September 22, 2007

The Agency of Mapping

As I was trying to wade through James Corner’s “The Agency of Mapping”, I decided to try a little mapping experiment of my own.

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This experiment doesn’t quite reflect the depth that Mr. Corner brings to his essay, but it does reveal some interesting biases in the author’s research. I’ve plotted the birthplaces of “mappers” that Corner mentions in his essay along with links I could find to their work — much of it in Google Books. It is interesting to note that all of the mappers he mentions were born in the western hemisphere and are male.

posted by Michael at 4:32 pm  

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