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Thursday, October 12 • 4:00pm - 5:20pm
A Sense of Place | Le sens du lieu

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Mapping a Sense of Place — across academic and community boundaries | Cartographier le sens du lieu – Par-delà les frontières scientifiques et communautaires
Presenter: Diana Hoover, University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point
A designer, a cartographer, and a story mapper walk into a bar and the cartographer says,"cognitive mapping, Bertin, cartouche." This scenario represents some of the fun and challenging aspects of working and playing with individuals to pull off an interdisciplinary course where students learned art, design, history and made multiple maps including story maps. In this presentation I will relay some of the obstacles and outcomes from planning and coordinating the interdisciplinary event series, 'Expressions of Place' through the College of Fine Arts & Communication at the University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point. Included in the series: curated art exhibition with exhibit of historical maps, dance performance, video screening with guest artist talkback, faculty + student research symposium, indigenous perceptions of place speakers circle, and community memory map.

Foggy Spaces, Maps of Nostalgia | Espaces flous, cartes de nostalgie
Presenter: Dylan Moriarty
Before satellites, we as a species had to rely on advanced mathematics & incredible means of measurement to determine where things were.

Before we were adults with an addiction to Mercator web maps, we had to rely on what we bothered to pay attention to out the windows of mom's van.

On a recent trip home I spent a lot of time thinking about how I once viewed the world in pieces, and how mysterious and exciting the space in between was. This talk will go over maps made by people similarly trying represent the great unknown, and my own efforts to do so.
A Graphic Typology of Produced Space in the Mojave Desert | Une typologie graphique de l’espace produit dans le désert de Mojave
Presenter: Nicholas Bauch, University of Oklahoma
I present portions of my ongoing research project, A Cultural Atlas of the Mojave Desert. Responding to calls by scholars from historical geography (e.g. Anne Knowles) and information studies (e.g. Johanna Drucker), designing the Atlas is driven by the goal to create graphic spatial forms that represent the plethora of"spaces" in which phenomena are perceived and practiced in the Mojave region. This type of atlas does not, therefore, restrict itself to the commonly practiced cartographic workflow of data-to-graticule. Instead, individual stories are unearthed from primary documents and become moments of bespoke cartographic speculation. Visualizing the many types of spaces—i.e. the many economies, spiritualities, journeys, and environments—that are concurrently produced in the same territory is something that has not been adequately addressed by the intellectual descendants of philosopher Henri Lefebvre, whose Production of Space taught us that space is so much more than a container for data.

Mapping Equity of Mobility on Campus | Cartographier l’équité de la mobilité sur un campus
Presenter: Anna Bard, University of Kentucky
We all experience a range of abilities at different points in our lives. In this talk I'll cover how we organized a multi-disciplinary interdepartmental team at the University of Kentucky to generate and visualize critical mobility related information, curated for a range of physical abilities. Typically, we think of a physical mobility limitation as a disability. However, during this talk we'll consider environmental and attitudinal barriers as the inhibitors of inclusion. We will discuss our team's process from the planning for data collection to embedding the data into the mainstream University of Kentucky web map. The end result was the development of a campus-wide accessible routing service. I'll describe how tackling this work through the lens of justice and equity elevated the quality of the project while preparing us (and others) to use maps as an advocacy tool.

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Alex Tait

The Geographer, National Geographic Society

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Anna Bard

Disability Program Specialist, Accessibility Map Coordinator, University of Kentucky
Talk to me about: Data and social justice, community development, diversity in tech, routing for all abilities, hats, roller coasters.
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Nicholas Bauch

Assistant Professor, University of Oklahoma
Assistant professor of geo-humanities in the department of geography and environmental sustainability at the University of Oklahoma. There he directs the Experimental Geography Studio. His publications include Enchanting the Desert (Stanford University Press, 2016), and A Geography... Read More →
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Diana Hoover

Professor, Graphic Design, University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point
I'm all about hierarchy, visual coding of information, symbols and keys. Love these things: patterns, typography, letterpress, 3D and lenticular imagery, printed ephemera. I am a design educator and I do design, too. Strong Heart Design
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Dylan Moriarty

Cartographer & Designer

Thursday October 12, 2017 4:00pm - 5:20pm EDT
Salons 4 & 5, Level 2