“Have you used it much?” I enquired.
“It has never been spread out, yet,” said Mein Herr: “the farmers objected: they said it would cover the whole country, and shut out the sunlight! So we now use the country itself, as its own map, and I assure you it does nearly as well…”
— Lewis Carroll. The complete Sylvie and Bruno. 1893. San Francisco: Mercury House, c1991. pg. 265 (source)
READINGS AND RESOURCES, partial:
Atlas of Radical Cartography
Katherine Harmon, You are Here + The Map as Art
Denis Wood, Everything Sings: Maps for a Narrative Atlas
Historypin / http://www.historypin.com/
New Urban Arts, Creative Cartography: An Atlas of Arts Workshops / PDF
New York Public Library Map Warper / http://maps.nypl.org/warper/
West Wing – Why Are We Changing Maps? / http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n8zBC2dvERM
The Paper Mache Globe Project
Inspired by John Fladd, we created paper mache globes and drew them to scale according to latitude/longitude lines in 10 degree increments.
The Scale Project
We have a huge map of California at a scale of 1in=12mi. Some took on the challenge of redrawing California at a scale of 1in=24mi using string, protractors + rulers; others drew Wyoming at the same scale by searching for the dimensions and doing the math.
The Maps as Art Project / PDF
Four Color Theorem Map Challenge / PDF
The Participatory Mapping Project / PDF
You Are Here: The Final Cartography Project / PDF
http://goo.gl/maps/TORUL – Zineb’s map