MAP IT series: Enchanting the Desert lecture Feb. 1st at 5:30pm, Jones Room

Nicholas Bauch (Ph.D., UCLA, 2010, Geography) from Stanford University will deliver the second lecture of the MAP IT | Little Dots, Big Ideas series on Monday, 1 February, at 5.30 PM in the Woodruff Library Jones Room.  He will discuss,  Enchanting the Desert: Visualizing the Production of Space at the Grand Canyon.

The MAP IT series features six public lectures. See: https://scholarblogs.emory.edu/dmh/.

Enchanting the Desert is a digital monograph based on a single historical document: a slideshow made by commercial photographer Henry G. Peabody between 1899-1930 at the Grand Canyon of Arizona. Screen Shot 2016-01-29 at 9.29.15 AMThe project reconstructs Peabody’s slideshow in an interactive medium, allowing readers to place the slides in a greater geographical context. Using the established medium of the website application, Enchanting the Desert introduces a genre of scholarship: the born-digital interactive monograph.  The medium allows for technical leaps impossible in a print publication.  The genre takes advantage of these leaps by performing spatial narrative in an inventive new way.Nicholas Bauch is Geographer-in-Residence at the Spatial History Project at Stanford University.  He is a cultural geographer whose work brings digital techniques to bear on the art of landscape interpretation.  He is author of A Geography of Digestion (forthcoming, University of California Press), Enchanting the Desert (forthcoming, Stanford University Press), and a recent experimental kinetic sculpture he built called The Irreproducibility Machinewww.nicholasbauch.com

The MAP IT | Little Dots, Big Ideas includes seven workshops for people at Emory. For more information about the workshops and the workshop registration form, see: https://scholarblogs.emory.edu/dmh/workshops/.

Related LINKS

MAP IT | Little Dots, Big Idea series webpage

Lecture Abstracts

Speaker Bios

MAP IT Workshops (Emory community only)

Emory Report’s coverage of the series:And here is a link to the Emory Report’s coverage of the series: http://news.emory.edu/stories/2016/01/er_take_note_digital_mapping_series/campus.html