Once more unto the maps, my friend.

I’m running out of pithy titles for posts about mapping.

But – I am incredibly excited for my Fall class, beginning one week from today, on digital mapping.  The full syllabus is here and the course offers a humanities introduction to digital and interactive mapping technologies.  As with many things, I’m taking a rather broad view of what constitutes a map.  The Guardian’s recent post on statues that speak seem, to me, to fall under the broad umbrella of spatial thinking, as do the soundmaps that Google is now beginning to play with.  Then there are more serious analytical maps, like the Washington Post’s storymap of Ferguson.  Students are going to design and carry out final projects having to do with the space of Davidson College, and I hope to get some interesting engagements with history, cartography and narrative thinking.

Happy new semester, all!