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"It is not down in any map; true places never are."<br>
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Revision as of 08:13, 24 February 2016

"It is not down in any map; true places never are."

Herman Melville, Moby Dick, 1888


Inspired by the conversations of the first D+arty Monkeys Darty_Monkeys#Virtual_roundtable_09.2F10.01.16 Global Virtual Hangouts on 9 January 2016, we found a common thread. UN-MAPPING.
While mapping immediately conjures associations (matrix operations, physical maps, cartography, GPS tracking, ...) we would like to turn mapping around to ask what it can be.

These are the beginnings of brainstorms. More soon...


  • Vanessa - explore digital media to unfold information otherwise from nature and environment.
  • Sachiko - my interest is to deconstruct the ideas of mapping around the BIODESIGN for the REAL WORLD project


This is a process to define what unmapping as a process could be
Some directional questions in our minds:

  • how could mapping be if we removed the anthropocentric perspective?
  • what if north is not north?
  • what is a map if it comes from rememberance?

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World Day of Water: In 2016, the theme is "Water and Jobs," [4]

Waterwheel is an interactive, collaborative platform for sharing media, knowledge, ideas, performances and presentations about or inspired by water. [5]

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