Participatory cartography in design anthropology: maps and media for speculative futures

Devereaux, Emile (2016) Participatory cartography in design anthropology: maps and media for speculative futures. In: Annual Meeting of the Society for the History of Technology 2016, 22-26 June 2016, Singapore.

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Abstract

Currently Open Source digital cartographic approaches are shifting the role of map as document to map as participatory platform, one where environmental details and locational debates coincide. High resolution cameras and inexpensive sensing devices allow for the uploading of sensory details and environmental data. This paper illuminates how new technologies and Design Anthropology (Gunn, Otto, Smith 2013) add timely forms of debate, critique, and influential future imaginings to the “always speculative” map. Not only in visualising detail, but in the presentation of voice, there is a potential overturning of the silent non-speakers of the map and a potential break from a detrimental historical legacy inherited from direct ethnographic observation and the ‘human sciences’ (Whitehead 2012).

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Schools and Departments: School of Media, Film and Music > Media and Film
Research Centres and Groups: Centre for Material Digital Culture
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
Depositing User: Emile Devereaux
Date Deposited: 10 Sep 2018 10:18
Last Modified: 10 Sep 2018 10:20
URI: http://srodev.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/78614
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