Rhizomes: Matthew Wilson, New Lines

By Dillon Mahmoudi

New Lines (Matthew Wilson)Matthew Wilson tackles one of cartography and Geographic Information Science’s (GIS) most glaring struggles: the blurring between object and subject. With the seemingly increasing speed at which digital technologies in general, and mapping technologies specifically, were both developed and disseminated, new forms of understanding challenged the existing understanding of mapping. What was GIS? More importantly, what was left of the study of maps, mapmaking, and GIS after these snowballing technocultural shifts? It is at this critical juncture that Wilson steps in.


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