Maps, Lies and Storytelling | P08 | Some storytelling

Maps, Lies and Storytelling | P08 | Some storytelling

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Andrew W Hill

October 07, 2014
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  1. Maps, Lies & Storytelling Class 4

  2. Welcome!

  3. Review of last week

  4. the_geom the_geom_webmercator

  5. joins

  6. Maps, Lies & Storytelling Section 8 - Storytelling

  7. Every map has a relationship with storytelling

  8. At the very least in the editorial

  9. Even the discovery map

  10. http://bit.ly/1oJ7CkD

  11. Not much plot, but a lot of backstory

  12. http://bit.ly/1oJ7CkD http://bbc.in/1rcBAgo

  13. “Maps are errors to arrive at truth.” - http://amzn.to/1BFFLYl

  14. The promotional map

  15. The promotional map doesn’t typically tell an explicit story. Instead

    the stories are implicit in the places they illustrate
  16. http://bit.ly/ZeHojA

  17. None
  18. Full of detail, settings, and potentially characters

  19. http://bit.ly/1xaVtdt

  20. None
  21. The personal map

  22. Telling each author’s micro-story and the overarching story about different

    perceptions of place
  23. Possibly an obvious character

  24. Often complex plots and varying detail

  25. http://bit.ly/Z27822

  26. http://bit.ly/Z27822

  27. http://bit.ly/Z27822

  28. http://bit.ly/Z27822

  29. http://bit.ly/Z27822

  30. http://bit.ly/Z27822

  31. http://bit.ly/ZaqMZY

  32. http://bit.ly/ZaqMZY

  33. http://bit.ly/ZaqMZY

  34. http://amzn.to/1rWB3po

  35. http://bit.ly/ZaqMZY

  36. None
  37. http://bit.ly/ZaqMZY

  38. http://amzn.to/1rWB3po

  39. http://bit.ly/1s0Yw7N

  40. None
  41. Related to maps from imagination

  42. Where world is almost a character itself

  43. Add an element of logic to an imaginary world

  44. http://bit.ly/1xj9Kog

  45. http://amzn.to/1s69id3

  46. None
  47. http://bit.ly/1nb9Uxz

  48. Jonathan Roberts @Fantasticmaps www.fantasticmaps.com/ Today

  49. The human map

  50. Editorial gymnastics to highlight small, discrete concepts to make a

    point
  51. Somehow we or they are always the character

  52. http://bit.ly/1pl02wx

  53. http://bit.ly/1pl02wx

  54. http://bit.ly/1pl02wx

  55. http://wapo.st/Z2bUwv

  56. Sometimes the point is immediately obvious in data with a

    minimal number of dimensions
  57. http://bit.ly/1xPWFGa

  58. And are more often practically impossible to decode alone (failed

    stories)
  59. http://wapo.st/Z2bUwv

  60. Or can be passively dishonest to provoke conversation

  61. http://wapo.st/Z2bUwv

  62. If done well, they can be beautiful at the same

    time they are insightful
  63. http://bit.ly/1oI9VUZ

  64. Even an airplane map…

  65. Air travel is a strange sub-genre of its own

  66. http://bit.ly/1pBnXIg

  67. http://bit.ly/1pBnXIg

  68. http://bloom.bg/1pZCOeV

  69. http://bit.ly/1uOCiYJ

  70. http://bit.ly/1rPW4Q6

  71. The temporal map

  72. “Time is a very powerful dimension to enrich our maps.”

    - http://bit.ly/1rWLbOY
  73. None
  74. http://bit.ly/rambouno

  75. None
  76. None
  77. None
  78. None
  79. http://bit.ly/1BHwqzj

  80. http://bit.ly/1nWf01k

  81. http://bit.ly/1rLLQjA

  82. Even the narrative map

  83. Often resemble to an interactive discovery map

  84. c4a.me/1dYHKv9/ PLUTO is Free!

  85. None
  86. None
  87. But typically accompany a larger narrative

  88. http://thebea.st/1uSNrYH

  89. http://bit.ly/1aDGM5g

  90. None
  91. None
  92. Where the story becomes the explicit goal of the map

  93. So they often combine all the elements of a good

    story
  94. http://bit.ly/1s31rwt

  95. setting, character, plot, backstory, detail

  96. http://nyti.ms/1s0RK2W

  97. Maps, Lies & Storytelling Section 8 - Storytelling tools

  98. None
  99. http://nydn.us/1q68zms

  100. http://bit.ly/1EmhyKZ

  101. Quite a few options

  102. http://bit.ly/Zrm0rg

  103. http://bit.ly/1tt5r6b

  104. http://bit.ly/1t0ksC3

  105. http://bit.ly/1uSWJ6U

  106. Odyssey.js http://bit.ly/odysseyjs

  107. Maps, Lies & Storytelling Guest speaker

  108. Jonathan Roberts @Fantasticmaps www.fantasticmaps.com/ Today

  109. Maps, Lies & Storytelling Assignments

  110. Tell a story using a map and only two colors.

    1 color for the background color and 1 color for the data. That’s it, no more colors. Assignment 1
  111. X

  112. Let’s take Assignment 3 from last week further! Use the

    map interface, cartodb.js, our interactive template from class or any tools you need to tell a complete story with your maps. ! Be prepared to present it for 5 min Assignment 2
  113. These are due by Wednesday next week!

  114. 2 more good sources of data http://bit.ly/1vJX2Oi http://bit.ly/1s7qxM4

  115. See you in two weeks!