Friday, November 30, 2012

TEST #04

One of the excercise we did in order to understand how the people percive the city, was ask different people to draw how they concive Milan in a basic scheme on a book. After looking all these shapes I wanted to create a shape that could cover all of them, found a mother shape that can describe the visual collective perception of the city.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

TEST #03

Bertrand Russell puts it this way: The  first thing to  notice  is  that different senses have different  spaces.  The  space  of sight  is  quite  different from the  space  of touch;  it is  only by experience  in  infancy that we  learn to  correlate  them. The  one space  into which both kinds  of  sensations  fit is  an  intellectual construction,  not a  datum.

After reading this words I start researching about how you can mix the cartographics maps I had done before with this new way to see the space. How was posible to isolate the different space sense in a graphic way.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Happy Places

Psychogeography, in the words of Guy Debord, is "the study of the precise laws and the exact effects of the geographical environment, consciously organized or not, based on their direct influence on the emotions and behavior of individuals". Thus, for the father of situationism, there are sad and happy places, as leading to atheist or monotheist places. This claim invite me to generate new ways to make cartography as a way to explain this concepts.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

TEST #02

The meaning of maps  is  consequential spatial arrangement;  it  is  the  fact that objects  isolated in real perceptual experience are not important. Cartographers are not concerned with the nature of objects per se,  but rather with a particular set of relations  among those  objects.  The  reader must  reconstruct  these  relations  in his mind for the map to  have meaning.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

TEST #01

It is  difficult to  "picture" knowledge if it indeed lacks form as this  conception suggests.  Yet a  simple  cartographic  illustration of how knowledge exists without  specific  form should clarify the  situation.  ¥e may know where certain places  are,  or  how certain areas  are  arranged,  even though we have not  actually seen them and have only derived such knowledge from maps.  Yet  if we were asked to escribe the  graphic characteristics of  the maps from which we derived the knowledge, it  is unlikely that we would be able to  recall line weights,  type  styles,  or  colors. Yet we know the relations that were depicted,  regardless of the form of the original marks.  Once we  assimilated those marks and converted them into tacit knowledge, they lost their form.  However,  we  can retain the relations of interest to us,  that is,  the  structures of the maps from which they were obtained.

Barbara Petchenik,Cognition in Cartography, Newberry Library

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More Susan Sontag here

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