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The Power of Maps, Denis WoodWednesday, February 22,
7:00 - 9:00 PM
Design Studio for Social Intervention
1946 Washington Street, 2nd floor, Boston, MA

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Building on our Research Methods OneBook book club in December, AIC will be producing a roundtable discussion with two experienced researchers and mapmakers: Catherine D'Ignazio and Denis Wood. These two will together discuss their work and share the some of the processes and challenges that accompany it.

As a roundtable, we will discuss two of Wood's entries for the International Encyclopedia of Human Geography - one on "Maps" one on "Critical Cartography", and an article by D'Ignazio on "Art and Cartography" introducing her work with the Experimental Geography Research Cluster. The conversation will also be open to questions of practice, technique, and theory behind research mapping.

Catherine D’Ignazio, is an artist, software developer and educator. She is the Director for the Institute for Infinitely Small things, and leads the Experimental Geography Research Cluster at RISD’s Digital+Media program. She is also a contributing artist to the AIC Artists Prospectus for the Nation.

Denis Wood is one of the most sought-after experts on the significance and meaning of maps. Wood loves maps and loves to talk about them though he is skeptical about many of the uses to which they are put. He has appeared on This American Life Episode 110: "Mapping", and is featured on the Mapping Weird Stuff blog.

This is a free event. If you are interested in attending, please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to RSVP and get a copy of the readings.