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Informational Geography: Re-writing and Re-reading Maps

  • Carlos Alberto Barbosa
  • Luisa ParaguaiEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9178)

Abstract

The text is concerned with how mapping information visualization differs from traditional cartography once the content flows, superposed on physical space, change the way human perceptions deal with space and time. From this point onwards, the text discusses the articulation between spatiality and modes of moving within the city through data representations. Using the Watch_Dogs WeareData Project as an example of how this is done, users can follow distinct syntactic and semantic narratives arranged over individual and public data information made available in Paris, London and Berlin. Each of the three towns is recreated on a 3D map, allowing the users to discover in real time not only the way data organizes and runs cities, but also constructs spatialities.

Keywords

Informational and physical cartography Data representations and narratives Hybrid spatialities 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Arts, Architecture, Design and FashionAnhembi Morumbi UniversitySão PauloBrazil
  2. 2.Laureate International UniversitiesBaltimoreUSA
  3. 3.School of Visual ArtsPontifical Catholic University of CampinasCampinasBrazil

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