På mandag starter “On the Map” serien fra BBC Radio 4. Hverdage kl. 15.45 (GMT, 16.45 CET) sendes der et 15 min. program om et emne inden for kortverden (2 uger er vist foreløbig programsat??). Radiovært er Mike Parker. Jeg vil i næste uge torsdag nok lytte til
There’s no more effective way of representing our lives than a map: social and political conditions, health trends and the movements of goods and ideas have far greater impact when they’re plotted in multicoloured cartography. Mike asks how society is now being analysed online in cartographic mash-ups and crowd-sourced data. He also discovers how mapping the human condition, its needs and habits, its highs and its lows, goes back to way before the digital age.
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The Lie of the Land
There are lies, damned lies, statistics – and then there are maps. Borders can be moved and countries expanded, shrunk or even left off the map altogether. We’d like to believe that maps are a purely factual representation of the world with no bias or agenda, but in fact every cartographer decides what to include on their map and what to exclude. Mike Parker discovers how maps can be used as tools of power, politics and propaganda.
Det hele kan også hentes som podcast, hvis man glemmer en udsendelse.