Reflecting, finally

As the semester comes to a close, and the final polishes are made by our class of cartographers, I find it necessary to reflect on the progress I’ve made as both a scholar and as a human being. My studies in the humanities will continue to reward me as I...

Coordinating People and Places

When we talk about mapping people, not just places, what else is necessary? Let me step back momentarily to the first instance of my involvement on this project: CURI summer 2015. My particular project on that larger endeavor was the composition of a short,...

Maps and Movement

One of the thought-provoking themes of the recent Skype conversations our class has been having with scholars of musicology and the digital humanities is that of map-making and movement. In this case, I refer not only to the maps and research blog(s) of Kate Elswit...

A Subjective Reality: My takeaways from class so far

Nothing is ever objective in mapping. Nothing. Thinking about this concept is truly scary. The reality of the matter is, there is no objective reality. This semester, I have grappled with this issue more than I could have ever imagined in the subjective reality that...