Maps and Mapping in Higher Education


Something remarkable has happened over the last few years. The practices of mapping have again become a key cultural moment. There are all kinds of reasons for this state of affairs. The rise and key role in modern life of geographical information systems. The rise of easily accessible databases. The rise of locative technologies. The rise of RFIDs. The rise of citizen mapping. Very soon everyone will be able to know where everyone and everything is and that has all manner of social and cultural consequences, many of which we are only just beginning to understand. To the extent that we can comprehend them it is largely because of maps, which act as both the instrument and the means of analysis of this new era. There are many means of marking this new ascendancy.


About Giorgio Bertini

Director at Learning Change Project - Research on society, culture, art, neuroscience, cognition, critical thinking, intelligence, creativity, autopoiesis, self-organization, rhizomes, complexity, systems, networks, leadership, sustainability, thinkers, futures ++
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