You are here

Download Close Up at a Distance: Mapping, Technology, and Politics by Laura Kurgan PDF

By Laura Kurgan

The maps during this ebook are drawn with satellites, assembled with pixels radioed from outer house, and produced from records; they checklist occasions of severe clash and convey primary differences in our methods of seeing and of experiencing house. those maps are outfitted with international Positioning structures (GPS), distant sensing satellites, or Geographic details structures (GIS): electronic spatial and software program designed for such army and governmental makes use of as reconnaissance, secrecy, tracking, ballistics, the census, and nationwide protection. instead of shying clear of the politics and complexities in their meant makes use of, in Close Up at a Distance Laura Kurgan makes an attempt to light up them. Poised on the intersection of paintings, structure, activism, and geography, her research uncovers the implicit biases of the hot perspectives, the technique of recording details they current, and the recent areas they've got unfolded. Her presentation of those maps reclaims, repurposes, and discovers new or even inadvertent makes use of for them, together with documentary, memorial, maintenance, interpretation, political, or just aesthetic. GPS has been on hand to either civilians and the army in view that 1991; the realm huge net democratized the distribution of knowledge in 1992; Google Earth has captured worldwide bird’s-eye perspectives given that 2005. know-how has caused a innovative shift in our skill to navigate, inhabit, and outline the spatial realm. The lines of interactions, either actual and digital, charted through the maps in Close Up at a Distance outline this shift.

Show description

Read Online or Download Close Up at a Distance: Mapping, Technology, and Politics PDF

Best earth sciences books

Looking into the Earth: An Introduction to Geological Geophysics

Taking a look Into the Earth comprehensively describes the foundations and purposes of either 'global' and 'exploration' geophysics on all scales. It types an advent to geophysics appropriate in the event you don't inevitably intend to develop into expert geophysicists, together with geologists, civil engineers, environmental scientists, and box archaeologists.

Launching a National Conversation on Disaster Resilience in America: Workshop Summary

With the expanding frequency of traditional and human-induced failures and the expanding significance in their results, a transparent desire exists for governments and groups to develop into extra resilient. The nationwide learn Council's 2012 document catastrophe Resilience: a countrywide critical addressed the significance of resilience, mentioned diverse demanding situations and techniques for construction resilience, and defined steps for imposing resilience efforts in groups and inside govt.

Natural Gas Seepage: The Earth’s Hydrocarbon Degassing

The ebook deals a contemporary, complete, and holistic view of usual gasoline seepage, outlined because the seen or invisible move of gaseous hydrocarbons from subsurface assets to Earth’s floor. starting with definitions, classifications for onshore and offshore seepage, and basics on gasoline migration mechanisms, the booklet studies the most recent findings for the worldwide distribution of fuel seepage and describes detection equipment.

Global Challenges and the Emerging World Order

This booklet deals a desirable review of the demanding situations posed by way of the world’s new geostrategic order and sure destiny instructions. It opens with an unconventional view of the Arab Spring, choosing its origins within the relative US withdrawal from the center East attributable to either the necessity for army disengagement for fiscal purposes and the invention of shale fuel and tight oil within the middle of the North American continent.

Additional resources for Close Up at a Distance: Mapping, Technology, and Politics

Example text

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.62 of 5 – based on 20 votes