Li Songsong’s “Beihai” 2016 Acrylic on board. “Li’s works accentuates the materiality of the paint medium and manipulates scale...Beihai uses a segmented composition as a form of cartography, shaping and determining spatial relationships in a specific geographical area. The division of space, along with specific color ranges for each panel encodes ‘knowledge’ into the painted ‘map.’ This includes the highest point in the composition which is rendered in mostly white tones. It refers to the ‘White Pagoda’ which was initially constructed as a Tibetan buddhist shrine during the Quing Dynasty on Jade Flower Island in Beihai Park....”
Part of the current “New Cartographies” Exhibition at Asia Society Texas, exploring “mapmaking” as a contemporary form of art. #maps#cartography#cartographyart#art#maps#mapmaking#mixedmedia#houston#htx#htown#asiasocietytx#lisongsong
Tiffany Chung’s “Life, which you look for, you will never find” - the ancient near east 2015
embroidery, beads, plastic gems. “Evoking the cycle of creation and destruction inherent in historical continuums of culture, Chung asserts that ‘the building of a nation equates destruction. The ancient kingdom can only now be reconstructed through historical maps / data charts / reports / images: cities and lives reduced merely to dots.”
Part of the current “New Cartographies” Exhibition at Asia Society Texas, exploring “mapmaking” as a contemporary form of art. #maps#cartography#cartographyart#art#maps#mapmaking#mixedmedia#houston#htx#htown#asiasocietytx#tiffanychung
A map #projection is how you fit the surface of the round ball of #Earth onto a flat page. The most common analogy is that different projections are different ways of peeling an orange before laying the skin flat on the table.
You've probably heard that Africa is bigger than it looks on a map. Or that Greenland is really much smaller than it looks. That's because one of the most commonly used map projections we see is the #Mercator projection. It was developed in 1569 and aimed to produce a grid out of the lines of latitude and longitude. But near the poles, the squares that form the grid are more like triangles. The result is that locations close to the poles are exaggerated as they're stretched out onto a square surface. But there are other map projections that distort the surface in different ways like shown in this video
At the world scale, different projections can be interesting to look at. But once you start dealing with spatial data, coordinates and maps, it can really mess up the results of your project. Do you know what projection datum your data is in? Do you know what format your lat and long data is in? It could be in vastly different locations ... Contact TerraLab for geospatial consulting services.
Tiffany Chung’s “finding one’s shadow in ruins and rubble” 2014 Hand crafted mahogany wooden boxes, found photos printed on plexiglass, LED lights, electrical wire.
Chung confronts the viewer with visceral images of Syrian cities such as Homs. She asks “how many shelling bombardments are needed to erase a city?” Life Accumulated from thousands and thousands of years can now be contained in Victorian keepsake boxes. Collecting dust for many thousands and thousands of years to come. Cultural heirlooms / in ruins and rubble / all lit up.”
Part of the current “New Cartographies” Exhibition at Asia Society Texas, exploring “mapmaking” as a contemporary form of art. #maps#cartography#cartographyart#art#maps#mapmaking#mixedmedia#houston#htx#htown#asiasocietytx#lightbox#tiffanychung
Meanwhile, in San Francisco: Give all your 👏🏼👏🏼 to @mapbox Docs Queens 👸🏼👸🏼 Colleen "The Doctor" McGinnis and Heather Stenson because Mapbox is nominated for "Best Overall Developer Portal" by DevPortal awards. Vote here before Oct 31st:
What Mapbox users say:
"As a non-tech person, I found myself able to closely utilize the Documentation page to navigate the product and tools." “The API reference pages and the design are outstanding." What Docs Queens say:
"We make sure there are many different people from different teams who touch the docs: Product, Engineers, members of the Design team who think about the user experience. We collaborate with Marketing, and with Support. (What is their team hearing people asking about?) All of us together have a clearer picture of what's needed for great documentation – from what the builders to the users, and everyone in between." * * *
Thank you Colleen and Heather for holding it all together at the center of our users' experience, and thank you to all the Mapboxers who collaborate with them to put our users first!
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new amsterdam, something i learned from my son jon recently; proof, once again, that we are always learning or should i say unlearning things. they teach us what they want to, leave so many truths out. i had no idea it was a dutch fur trade outpost prior to becoming English. new amsterdam, now new york. the city where i was born, where my father is buried, where my mother moved back after Martin & I had become psuedo-independent. a city she truly belonged in, the quintessential cosmo girl. i haven’t been back since pregnant with Tatiana, that means 30 years. i’m wondering if Arizona 509 is still there, One if by land Two if by Sea, Capsouto Frêres? the Irish Pub my mother took me to? She won’t be there this time, nor Guiseppi, nor most of the Ingellis clan. I’ll be in Jersey a few days, then hopefully Brooklyn to see Jon and then who knows, a week goes by so fast. #newyork#newamsterdam#nuevayork#mapofnewyork#map#cartography#birthplace#dondenací#oldmap#hudsonbay#gottakeepmoving#unlearninghistory#instagramismydiary
Animated World Population 1950-2100
“Projections of population growth predict that the human population is likely to keep growing until 2100, reaching an estimated 8.6 billion in 2030, 9.8 billion in 2050 and 11.2 billion by 2100, while the 7 billion milestone was reached in 2011. As the demographic transition follows its course worldwide, the population will age significantly, with most countries outside Africa trending towards a rectangular age pyramid.”
“By 2070, the bulk of the world's population growth is predicted to take place in Africa: of the additional 2.4 billion people projected between 2015 and 2050, 1.3 billion will be added in Africa, 0.9 billion in Asia and only 0.2 billion in the rest of the world. Africa's share of global population is projected to grow from 16% in 2015 to 25% in 2050 and 39% by 2100, while the share of Asia will fall from 60% in 2015 to 54% in 2050 and 44% in 2100. The strong growth of the African population will happen regardless of the rate of decrease of fertility, because of the exceptional proportion of young people already living today. For example, the UN projects that the population of Nigeria will surpass that of the United States by 2050. The population of the more developed regions is slated to remain mostly unchanged, at 1.2 billion, as international migrations from high-growth regions compensate the fertility deficit of richer countries.”
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