Dream but Conflict

  • Wolfgang Fiel
Part of the Lecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography book series (LNGC)


A shift from the restricted administration of a controlled and passive environment towards multiple bottom-sideway processes through the dynamic empowerment of a wider public, aims at active use of electronic networks; a micro polity as affirmative topography of desire (Hardt and Negri 2000).

With this chapter I attempt to summarise the basic conceptual elements for what I call “World Maps of Dissipative Resources”. Much has been said and written about maps in general, its manifold political, socio-economic, ethical or moral implications. Maps have been drawn as tools of domination, deception or means for the interpretation of history. But yet even the most obvious objective doesn’t seem to prevent the habitual assertion for scientific objectivity. The enduring quest for unity and normative regulations falls short of addressing the complexity of processes that are assumed to be highly dynamic. Hidden momentum, invisible desire or secrecy, are sources for sudden eruption, prone to change a seemingly stable arrangement within an instant. Hence, rendering these ‘ghost-like’ and subjective entities visible is the quest I attempt to set forth.


Internal Model Epigenetic Landscape Stable Arrangement Rapid Prototype Process Outer Appearance 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Wolfgang Fiel
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  1. 1.ViennaAustria

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