San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
As of 1p on 6/18, we have only 25 tickets left!
What makes a map so universally interesting? Is there something hidden, something special, lurking behind those points and polygons? When does a map become art - and how does art influence cartography?
We invite you to explore the various intersections between cartography and art at the GIS Education Center's cARTograohy GeoMixer. Guest speakers include artists keen on maps and cartographers keen on aesthetics (see their bios here). There will be storytellers, D3 creators, artists and designers - mapmakers who explore the dynamic designs of maps which balance both utility and artistry. Each map/art piece and mapmaker/artist has a story to tell. Share in their stories, and add yours to the mix!
* Chris Henrick on Narrative Capabilities of Web & Experimental Cartography (CartoDB, Maptime NYC)
* Ruth Askevold on Finding Clues on the Map: Stories about Forgotten Landscapes (SF Estuary Institute)
* Introduction by Darin Jensen (UC Berkeley, Dept. of Geography)
* Olivia Jackson on Maps that Move (Oakland Museum, Anti-Eviction Mapping Project)
* Scott Murray on What Happens When Maps Become Software (USF, Dept. of Art + Architechture)
* Lordy Rodriguez on Maps as Muse; Maps as Language (Bay Area Artist)
* Neeraj Bhatia & Christopher Roach on Using Data & Mapping to Seek New Opportunities in Design. (CCA's Urban Works Agency)
Browse the map & art gallery, talk with guest speakers, and meet and mingle with representatives of Bay Area organizations, users groups and Meetups, all while enjoying a light dinner and beverages.
** Just Added to the Gallery: Works by local artist, Mark Garrett!
GeoMixers are a production of the non-profit GIS Education Center. The cARTography GeoMixer is hosted by the Urban Works Agency of California College of the Arts. The Urban Works Agency is an advanced research platform that applies the disciplinary tools of landscape, architecture and urban design to the spatial issues of the urban environment. Research themes include visualization of the urban environment, edge conditions, urban ecologies, logistical infrastructure, and resource extraction urbanism. Current projects include Hydrogeographies, Secondary Housing (with SF Planning), Sharing Cities (with AirBNB), The Petropolis of Tomorrow, and Design Agency. CCA educates students to shape culture through the practice and critical study of the arts, and prepares its students for lifelong creative work and service to their communities through a curriculum in art, architecture, design, and writing.
The cARTography GeoMixer is sponsored in part by GrowShapes LLC, an expert in emerging 3D printing and scanning technologies who advises clients on the best technologies and materials to apply to 3D printing projects. GrowShapes will be at the GeoMixer highlighting their eco-friendly Mcor IRIS True Color 3D paper topographic models, customized Augmented Reality applications overlaying 3D printed models and 2D markers, and the DAVID Vision 3D scanner.
Event is all ages, but proof of 21+ is required to partake in alcohol. Sustenance by Guerrilla Catering & Barbary Coast Beverage Catering featuring SF's Neighborhood Vineyards wines.
Support from San Francisco Design Week.
Directions via car and bus.
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BayGeo is a non-profit organization created to help lead, mobilize, and engage the local geo-community in the Bay Area. GIS (Geographic Information Systems) is a technology used to create maps and perform spatial analysis for almost every discipline and industry. Our community includes GIS professionals, data designers, developers, artists, as well as people in biology, urban planning, transportation, utilities, marketing, nature resources, public health, and many more.
BayGeo includes several local groups: GeoMeetup, GIS Education Center, SCGIS Bay Area Chapter, SF Estuary Geospatial Workgroup, and South BayGeo.
BayGeo initiatives include: BayGeo's Education Workgroup, BayGeo's Mapping for Social Justice, BayGeo's Open Data Workgroup, and BayGeo's Young GeoProfessionals.