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Under-Mapped Spaces Public Lecture 4: Mapping the Gap: Intersections, Counter-Surveillance...

Sponsored by Branner Earth Sciences Library, Stanford University Libraries, David Rumsey Map Center


Thursday, March 3, 2022
4:45 pm – 6:00 pm
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Mapping the Gap: Intersections, Counter-Surveillance and the Mapping Divide

Be it due to lack of training, censorship or differences in infrastructure, not everyone in the world has access to mapping, despite the accessibility of off-the-shelf tools online. At the same time, the possibilities and challenges for mapping grow as we become increasingly aware of the gaps in the historical and cultural record, and the question of mapping absence takes center stage in mapping and scholarly communities. In this lecture, Alex Gil will thread through a selection of web visualizations and maps in order to shed light on the conditions for cartographic creativity in an uneven, broken world.

Alex is the Digital Scholarship Librarian at Columbia University, where he collaborates with faculty, students and library colleagues in humanities research, pedagogy and knowledge production that involves the use of advanced computation, digital media design, and network technologies. He is the lead coordinator for the Butler Library Studio at Columbia University Libraries, a tech-light library space focused on digital scholarship and pedagogy, and now a broadcast, Studio Remote. He is also co-founder and moderator of Columbia’s Group for Experimental Methods in the Humanities, a trans-disciplinary research cluster focused on experimental humanities; one of the creators and main editors of archipelagos journal: a journal of Caribbean digital praxis, and co-wrangler of its sister conference series, The Caribbean Digital.

The lecture will take place Thursday, March 3, 2022 on Zoom and follows the schedule below:

4:45 p.m. PST: Zoom opens
5:00 p.m. PST: Lecture by Alexander Gil Fuentes

The event is free but please register here to get your zoom link.