re-mapping dc in 1968
I went to an incubator session sponsored by African American History, Culture & Digital Humanities (AADHUM), an initiative at the University of Maryland, College Park.
"AADHum brings together the fields of African American studies and digital humanities in order to expand upon both fields, making the digital humanities more inclusive of African American history and culture and enriching African American studies research with new methods, archives and tools."
We had a great discussion about maps and how to use them effectively to convey information. It got me thinking about how I can incorporate mapping in #dc1968. I've thought about:
1. providing a location for each daily entry and including a thumbnail google map
2. creating specialized walking tours
3. mapping surveillance
4. creating thematic maps, pushing us to think about dc beyond traditional borders.
One of the best map interactives I've seen is the one created by Andrew Kahn at Slate. The map provides a quick 2-minute visual of the Atlantic Slave Trade.
How can I use maps to convey information about dc in 1968? What are the ways in which DC gets mapped and what could I do differently? What's your favorite map of DC?
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