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HyperCities : thick mapping in the digital humanities

Author: Todd Samuel Presner; David Shepard; Yoh Kawano
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2014.
Series: MetaLABprojects.
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Not a book about maps in the literal sense, HyperCities describes thick mapping: the humanist project of participating and listening that transforms mapping into an ethical undertaking. Ultimately, the digital humanities do not consist merely of computer-based methods for analyzing information. They are a means of integrating scholarship with the world of lived experience, making sense of the past in the layered  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Todd Samuel Presner; David Shepard; Yoh Kawano
ISBN: 9780674725348 0674725344
OCLC Number: 861478405
Description: 210 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm.
Contents: Lexicon: HyperCities ; Thick mapping ; Digital humanities --
The humanities in the digital humanities: HyperCities: a very brief history ; Thick mapping in the digital humanities --
Windows: Los Angeles ghost maps ; PDub productions: mapping hifi --
The view from above/below: Toward a media archaeology of Google Earth ; Counter mapping ; Georeferencing: "it is turtles all the way down" --
Windows: Rome: jumping over the line ; Mapping the 2009 election protests in Tehran --
Mapping events/mapping social media: Participatory digital humanities ; On the event: HyperCities now (Eqypt, Libya, Japan) --
Gallery: a journey through Tohoku, Japan.
Series Title: MetaLABprojects.
Other Titles: Hyper cities
Responsibility: Todd Presner, David Shepard, Yoh Kawano.


More than a physical space, a hypercity is a real city overlaid with information networks that document the past, catalyze the present, and project future possibilities. Hypercities are always under  Read more...


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A provocative overview and theoretical explication of 'thick mapping' projects that show enormous potential for complex, multilayered, multidimensional explorations of urban areas. HyperCities is an Read more...

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