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Lecture

LUCDH Lunchtime Speaker Series

Date
Thursday 27 May 2021
Time
Explanation
12:00 (noon) - 13:00
Address
Kaltura Live Rooms (online)
Room
Kaltura Live Rooms - please register for login details via lucdh@leidenuniv.nl
'The legend of the base map of Google maps'

The Blue Dot: a Post-Representational Reading of Google Maps


Join us for Joost Grootens' LUCDH lunchtime talk Thursday, 27 May, 12:00 – 13:00 via Kaltura Live Rooms

In his 2020 PhD research 'Blind Maps and Blue Dots', ACPA assistant professor Joost Grootens investigated the blurring of the producer-user divide in contemporary mapmaking practices of technology companies and amateurs. In this lecture, Grootens will focus on Google Maps, the world's most used map, and connect different modes of cartographic thinking to how Google Maps looks and functions as a graphic product.

Joost Grootens is a graphic designer of books and maps, head of the master programme Information Design at Design Academy Eindhoven, and assistant professor at the Academy of Creative and Performing Arts (ACPA) of Leiden University.

Please email: lucdh@hum.leidenuniv.nl for registration and Kaltura Live Room login details to the LUCDH Events channel.

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