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Dear CartoTalkers & NACIS members,

I am organizing a paper session on creative approaches to cartography for the AAG Conference in San Francisco (March 29 to April 2, 2016) and would like to invite you to send me your abstract.

I have attached a pdf with further details to this message.


Have a great weekend!


Jorn Seemann


CFP AAG Conference, March 29 to April 2, 2016, San Francisco, CA

Paper Session: Creative Approaches to Cartography

Organizer: Jörn Seemann, Ball State University, jseemann@bsu.edu


Can maps replace words? Can they say more than a thousand words? We do not know the answer, but we can say that maps are now all over the place, due to a spatial (cartographic?) turn in the Social Sciences and an increasing “mapmania” in the field of Humanities. Maps are used and abused as forms of expression, opinion, and subversion, leading to a map euphoria that sometimes leaves the cartographic message behind. The time is ripe for rethinking communication in Cartography. What is the communicational power of maps? What are good/bad strategies to visualize and express information (carto)graphically?


Our aim is to reflect upon creative approaches to maps and mapping that can help to strengthen the dialog between Cartography, Social Sciences, and the Humanities. In the session(s), we would like to share and discuss ideas, inspirations, and interventions that result from or trigger cartographic practices. Cartographers and educators are especially welcome to send their abstracts.


Possible topics include, but are not limited to

- Innovative approaches to cartographic communication

- Teaching and communicating through maps

- Non-verbal methodologies and modes

- ©artography: interfaces between cartography and art

- Affective GIS and emotional geovisualization

- Cartographic fiction and fictional cartographies

- Virtual environments and the cartography of video games

- Animated cartographies

- Wikipedia cartography, maps on YouTube, and other web experiences

- New thoughts on maps and the future of cartography

- Representational, non-representational, and post-representational approaches to cartography

- Cartographic politics and ethics


Please email the title and abstract of your paper (no more than 250 words) and your PIN number to jseemann@bsu.edu no later than Monday, October 26, 2015.


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