1. Utopia: 'Paradise on Earth', 'Utopia in 19th Century Thought' and 'Nature as Utopia'


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    This first part of the symposium on Utopia included the following talks: Paradise on Earth: A Christian Utopia - Dr Alessandro Scafi Utopia in 19th Century Thought: Utopian images in Marx and Engels' The German Ideology - Professor Terrell Carver Nature as Utopia: Rousseau and Thoreau - Dr Melissa Lane The transcript and downloadable versions of these lecture are available from the Gresham College website: http://www.gresham.ac.uk/lectures-and-events/utopia Gresham College has been giving free public lectures since 1597. This tradition continues today with all of our five or so public lectures a week being made available for free download from our website. There are currently nearly 1,500 lectures free to access or download from the website. Website: gresham.ac.uk Twitter: twitter.com/GreshamCollege Facebook: facebook.com/pages/Gresham-College/14011689941

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    • The Urban Fabric, subtitles in English


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      "The Urban Fabric" is a public intervention in which people participate by marking significant places into a hand-embroidered map of their city. They mark both positive and negative places by sewing symbols into the map with thread. For example: "Where is the heart of the city?", "Where is a place that is positive for the community?", "Where is a place which needs changes?", "Where is an unsafe place?". Participants are also free to embroider personal images and words freely into the borders of the map. This project has taken place in Fez (Morocco), Quito (Ecuador), Bangalore (India), Barcelona (Spain), and in New York City (USA). artist website: www.lizkueneke.com The Urban Fabric on Facebook : http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Urban-Fabric/172392776120653 Music in video: Artist: Jared C. Balogh Song: Strides Website: http://www.freemusicarchive.org/music/balogh License: Creative Commons (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0)

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      • 99/100 when you're ready, I will bring you home


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        Digital drawing, a GPS record during ninety-nine continuous days of Marc Boyson's daily commute.

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        • Gabriel’s Map: Cartography and Corpography in Modern War


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          Dr. Derek Gregory University of British Columbia January 25, 2013 - Social Theory Lecture "Gabriel’s Map: Cartography and Corpography in Modern War"

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          • Mapping the Territory: Fiction, Photography, and Changing Perspectives--A Multimedia Event


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            Wednesday, Mar. 30, 7:45 p.m. Memorial Union Pima Auditorium (MU 230) ASU Sponsored by the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing with Project Humanities. :: Authors Reif Larsen and Peter Turchi and photographer Mark Klett give this presentation. Larsen is a filmmaker, teacher, and writer. His first novel is "The Selected Works of T.S. Spivet," which follows the charming adventures, through life's mysteries great and small, of T.S. Spivet, a 12-year-old genius mapmaker who lives on a ranch in Montana. Turchi serves a Director of Creative Writing at ASU and Director of the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing. He is the author of several books including "Maps of the Imagination: The Writer as Cartographer." Klett is a Regents Professor in ASU’s School of Art and his photographic work has focused on explorations of man’s interaction with the American landscape, and more recently on issues of photography in time including rephotography.

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            • Panel 2: Mediated Landscapes


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              Panelists: Robert Pietrusko, Ingo Gunther, Igal Nassima, Jon Rafman, and Katja Loher Moderator: Cornelia Lund Wednesday, August 10th, 2011 Artist Talk 7PM-8PM Second Life Tour with Jon Rafman 8PM-8:30PM HARVESTWORKS DIGITAL MEDIA ARTS CENTER 596 Broadway, #602, NY, NY http://www.harvestworks.org/ A panel of artists, theorists, and inventors discussing the commonalities between building landscapes in both the online world and real world. A focus will be on the current trends in visual data in comparison with urban planning, architectural processes, and the virtual landscapes in gaming culture. Visual data, urban planning for remote countries and an exploration of current and historical cartographic methodologies will be exhibited providing insight into an increasingly digitized and overlapping world between mapping the real and online spaces.

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              • CCOM Seminar - Coastal and Ocean Mapping: A Nautical Cartographer's Perspective - CDR Richard Brennan


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                From the UNH CCOM/JHC Seminar Series 2011-12. NOAA Corps Officer CDR Richard T. Brennan Presents: "Coastal and Ocean Mapping: A Nautical Cartographer's Perspective." This talk was given on Friday, December 9, 2011 at UNH's Chase Ocean Engineering Laboratory. A map is a context-specific presentation, and in order to successfully convey the intended information it must honor the data and always keep the intended usage in mind. In many cases, varying degrees of generalization must occur in order to highlight the data of most importance for the intended user. This seminar will open a dialogue about the some of the critical map elements, and discuss some of the decisions necessary for producing navigational products and the methods for doing so.

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                • Discovering Australia: The legend & reality of Matthew Flinders - David Hill


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                  Matthew Flinders is remembered as one of Britain’s greatest navigator-explorers. But to what extent does the legend fit the reality? : http://www.gresham.ac.uk/lectures-and-events/discovering-australia-the-legend-and-the-reality-of-the-navigator-explorer In 1791 Mathew Flinders first sailed to the south-seas as a seventeen year old midshipman on a two year voyage with Captain William Bligh. Three years later he returned to Australia and in a tiny dingy named Tom Thumb explored much of Australia’s south east coast with his good friend lieutenant George Bass. Later, Flinders and Bass sailed in the Norfolk and discovered that Tasmania was a separate island from the mainland of Australia. After returning to England Flinders was again sent in 1801 to complete the exploration of the entire Australian coast line in the Investigator. In April 1802 while charting the south coast where no ship had sailed before, he had a remarkable chance encounter with another explorer. Frenchman Nicholas Baudin had been sent by his government on exactly the same quest: to explore the remaining uncharted coast of the great southern land and find out if the west and east coasts, four thousand kilometres apart, were part of the same land. And so began the race to complete the first complete map of Australia and to finish the exploration of the region started two hundred years before by the Dutch, the Portuguese, the Spanish and later the French and the English. Flinders three year voyage featured great hardship, sickness, the death of crew, shipwreck and finally imprisonment. Flinders beat his French rivals in discovering and charting the remaining unknown coast but they beat him to publishing the first complete map of Australia. The transcript and downloadable versions of the lecture are available from the Gresham College Website: http://www.gresham.ac.uk/lectures-and-events/discovering-australia-the-legend-and-the-reality-of-the-navigator-explorer Gresham College has been giving free public lectures since 1597. This tradition continues today with all of our five or so public lectures a week being made available for free download from our website. There are currently over 1,500 lectures free to access or download from the website. Website: http://www.gresham.ac.uk Twitter: http://twitter.com/GreshamCollege Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/greshamcollege

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                  • Aether Addresses wrap-up presentation


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                    Talk wrapping-up the Aether Addresses project, developed during a LabMIS/ Impakt residency. Originally streamed over Justin.TV, hence the quality. A summary of the talk (with links) can be found @ http://aetheraddresses.wikia.com/wiki/Overview Project's tumblr @ http://aetheraddresses.tumblr.com

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                    • Matthew Flinders, the mapmaker - with Paul Brunton full version


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                      Matthew Flinders was a key member of the line of Explorer-Navigators that defined the Australian coastline prior to the era of professional hydrographers. This presentation will focus on what Flinders achieved, the differences he made, and how the record of Australian coastline changed following his marine surveys. Paul Brunton spoke as part of the museums Matthew Flinders return: 200th anniversary symposium.

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