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Walking and mapping : artists as cartographers

Author: Karen O'Rourke
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : The MIT Press, [2013]
Series: Leonardo book series.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Karen O'Rourke
ISBN: 9780262018500 0262018500
OCLC Number: 794624721
Description: xx, 328 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Series Foreword --
Preface --
Introduction --
Pedestrians and Cartographers --
Top-Down or Bottom-Up? --
Choice of Artworks --
Structure of the Book --
1. Psychogeography: The Politics of Applied Pedestrianism --
Drifting for an Hour in Orléans-La-Source --
Psychogeography: A Toolbox for Reading --
Playful Pedestrianism --
From Poaching to Protest: Walking the Cutting Edge --
Remaking the World? --
2. A Form of Perception or a Form of Art? --
Walking and Falling --
The ABCs of Movement --
A Walk as an Experience --
Artist's Experience and Viewer's Experience --
The Art of Walking --
3. A Map, No Directions --
Walking Protocols --
Shaped Walks --
Executing a Figure in the Landscape --
On the Beaten Path --
Due East: Walking the Compass --
The Walk and the Artifact --
Contemporary Travelogues --
So Near, So Far --
Closing the Circuit: A Walk as a Gestalt --
4. Directions but No Map --
Instructions and Scores --
When the Precursors Are Followers --
Bottom-Up Walking --
"If-Then" Procedural Walking --
Negotiated Walking --
Street Games: Teleguided Theater --
Delving into the Black Box --
5. When Walking Becomes Mapping: Labyrinths, Songlines --
Cognitive Mapping --
No Playing in the Labyrinth --
Corridors: Itineraries of Oppression --
Lost in the Funhouse: Mirror and Media Mazes --
Labyrinths and Maps --
Wayfinding as Learning as Remembering --
Mapping Edges and Boundaries --
Tracking and Pathfinding --
Making One's Way: An Aesthetics of Cognitive Mapping --
6. Lines Made by Walking --
Urban Trails --
Drawing Lines with Locative Media --
Early Work with Mobile Technologies --
Playing the City: Riffs on Real Time --
Drawing by Walking --
Annotating Space: Site-Specific Documentary --
7. Hybrid Datascapes: Envisioning Space and Time --
Drawing with Time and Space --
Hybrid Datascapes --
Shifting Perspective --
Smooth Hybridization --
8. Walking the Network --
Database Cartography --
Image Maps: Maps as Interfaces --
Dynamic Maps --
Participative Mapping --
Maps in Which You Are the Cartographer --
Mapping Performatively --
Mapping as Context Creation --
Linking the Maps --
9. Mapping "Ways Through" --
The Trouble with Linking the Maps --
Surveillance, Control, (Mis)Trust --
Regaining Agency: Shifting Lines of Force --
Conclusion --
The Art of Alter-Mapping: Context --
A Map for Listening --
Maps and Trajectories --
Notes --
Bibliography --
Index.
Series Title: Leonardo book series.
Responsibility: Karen O'Rourke.

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At once searching, lucid and engaged, Walking and Mapping is a remarkable primer for the study of an important and increasingly prominent cultural overlap. Cartographica

 
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