Inventing A Digital Chorapleth Map: An Alternative Choragraphic/Psychogeographic Mapping Praxis

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  1. 1. Clayton John Benjamin

    University of California, Davis

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I present how I invented a digital mapping method/genre I coin as a chorapleth map. Combining Ulmer's chorographic method and Debord's psychogeography method, I explain how a chorapleth map can be generated in juxtaposition to hegemonic practices embedded in producing choropleth maps. I explain how I applied the method for creating a chorapleth map to my consultation on the American addiction epidemic. Unlike choropleth maps, I was not interested in recording and relating amounts of overdoses in relation to addiction, I was interested in mapping the milieu and assemblage of addiction. I explain how I processed the data collected during my research on the American addiction epidemic and how I used that data to create a chorapleth map. I argue that chorapleth maps are digital mapping genres appropriate for the digital age and can be used as a method within public digital humanities to advocate for alternative voices.

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Conference Info

In review

ADHO - 2020
"carrefours / intersections"

Hosted at Carleton University, Université d'Ottawa (University of Ottawa)

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

July 20, 2020 - July 25, 2020

475 works by 1078 authors indexed

Conference cancelled due to coronavirus. Online conference held at Data for this conference were initially prepared and cleaned by May Ning.

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Series: ADHO (15)

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