Maps as Media

Schools of Public Engagement: Media Studies

Non-Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Graduate Course

Degree Students

Maps as Media

Fall 2018

Taught By: Shannon Mattern

Section: A

CRN: 3654

Credits: 3

Maps reveal, delineate, verify, orient, navigate, anticipate, historicize, conceal, persuade, and, on occasion, even lie. From the earliest maps in cave paintings and on clay tablets, to the predictive climate visualizations and crime maps and the mobile cartographic apps of today and tomorrow, maps have offered far more than an objective representation of a stable reality. In this hybrid theory-practice studio we will examine the past, present, and future - across myriad geographic and cultural contexts - of our techniques and technologies for mapping space and time. In the process, we will address various critical frameworks for analyzing the rhetorics, poetics, politics, and epistemologies of spatial and temporal maps. Throughout the semester we will also experiment with a variety of critical mapping tools and methods, from techniques of critical cartography and sensory mapping to time-lining, using both analog and digital approaches. Course requirements include: individual map critiques; lab exercises; and individual (or, if desired, small-group) critical-creative "atlases" composed of maps in a variety of formats, about any topic of the student's choosing.

This is a hybrid seminar/production course as may be counted as either designation toward a student’s degree. Media Studies courses are open to all graduate students. Undergraduate Juniors and Seniors with permission from the instructor and BA/MA Media studies students should email mediastudiesadvising@newschool.edu for access.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Media Studies (NMDS)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Studio (S)

Max Enrollment: 15

Enrollment Status: Closed*

*Enrollment status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 4:20am 2/17/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: Wednesday

Times: 4:00pm - 6:45pm

Building: Academic Entrance 63 Fifth Ave

Room: L106

Date Range: 8/29/2018 - 12/12/2018