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HISTORY OF ART SERIES: Map as Metaphor, Panel 1
March 18, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Panel 1: “The Socio-Political Map: Control and Power”
This is the first panel in a three-part series investigating how the map can be understood as a metaphor, both as material artifact and cultural object as well as an artistic tool. The series is organized by the Center for Book Arts and made possible through a grant by the New York Chapter of the American Printing History Association.
Maps and atlases are an integral part of the history of the book as well as a physical and conceptual resource of book arts. This program of three panels features scholars, scientists, and artists who will explore questions about power, information, identity, economics, ecosystems, and culture.
Our first panel will discuss the history, theory, and making of maps as means of political, societal and cultural control.
Heidi Neilson, artist and co-founder of SP Weather Station.
Neil Freeman, cartographer, artist, and urban planner
Shannon Mattern, media artist and Associate Professor of Media Studies at The New School
Lize Mogel, artist and co-editor of An Atlas of Radical Cartography
March 25, 6:30pm – Panel 2: The Eco-Techno Map: Data and Online Initiatives
April 1, 6:30pm – Panel 3: The Artist Map: Appropriation and Creation
The Center for Book Arts’ 2016 History of Art Series is supported by a grant from the New York Chapter of the American Printing History Association. Additional support is provided, in part, by the New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.