Critical Visualization Studies

October 5, 2011


Mark Olson

For the first Get Wired @ Lunch discussion, Mark would like to explore the implications of recent critical work in visual and media studies on our modeling and mapping endeavors. His hope is that we can begin a sustained dialogue about the (hopefully productive) tensions between critical work in visual studies and our practices of historical geospatial visualization. He’s selected two essays from a recent issue of Visual Studies to serve as a launching point for our discussion:

The algorithmic turn: photosynth, augmented reality and the changing implications of the image by William Uricchio

Geomedia: on location-based media, the changing status of collective image production and the emergence of social navigation systems by Francesco Lapenta