• Map Labs + Atlas

    Author(s):
    Shannon Mattern
    Editor(s):
    Annette Vee
    Date:
    2020
    Item Type:
    Course Material or learning objects
    Tag(s):
    DPiH, DPiH Iteration, DPih Course Material or learning objects, Practice, Student work, Scaffolded, Semester-long, Digital pedagogy, Collaboration, Mapping
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/ssy8-cb04
    Abstract:
    Curatorial note from Digital Pedagogy in the Humanities: In Shannon Mattern’s Maps as Media course, students produce a final portfolio of maps—an atlas—comprised of five different mapping approaches to one subject. The course asks students to “experiment with a variety of critical mapping tools and methods, from techniques of critical cartography to sensory mapping to time-lining, using both analog and digital approaches” (Mattern, “Maps as Media”). Students have produced atlases on politics in Sri Lanka, the body, counter-maps to the City of New York Police Department’s “locations of [Muslim] concern,” and every brewery in Brooklyn since 1840 (Mattern, “Final Projects”). In producing multiple mapped perspectives on one subject, students see the gaps between their iterations and learn the limitations of mapping: “not everything is mappable, and not everything belongs on a map” (Mattern, “Map as Metaphor”). Although this assignment is from a master’s-level course, it would scale to a project-based undergraduate course. Maps as Media course Web site (including student projects): www.wordsinspace.net/mapsmedia/fall2015/ Additional student examples: www.wordsinspace.net/wordpress/2013/12/18/mapping_gyros/
    Notes:
    This deposit is part of Digital Pedagogy in the Humanities. Digital Pedagogy in the Humanities is a peer-reviewed, open-access publication edited by Rebecca Frost Davis, Matthew K. Gold, Katherine D. Harris, and Jentery Sayers, and published by the Modern Language Association. https://digitalpedagogy.hcommons.org/.
    Metadata:
    Status:
    Published
    Last Updated:
    2 years ago
    License:
    Attribution-NonCommercial
    Share this:

    Downloads

    Item Name: pdf iteration-maplabsatlasassignment.pdf
      Download View in browser
    Activity: Downloads: 21