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Maps for the people
2006-09-20 17:14:31 - by Pierre Huyghebaert

Intérêt tout azimuth pour la cartographie collective. On commence déjà à avoir des difficultés à suivre!

Entre autres dans le dernier numéro de la revue autrichienne d’art contemporain Springerin : Maps for the People : Contemporary Web projects on issues of cartography and territorial representation par Alessandro Ludovico

GarbagescoutLe chapeau : "The representation of territories plays a historical role in the privileges of power. The ownership of the geographical data has always been in the hands of those in power. These days, however, the reappropriation of territorial representation described and shared in the form of a personal perspective is imminent, owing to new collaborative tools and the resulting mutation in the map’s value. It will never again be granted by power structures, but built by individuals.
This also has to do with the strength of global trade and the power to construct, with huge amount of money, a business and aesthetic model that is popular in most countries. These models have to be quickly and highly profitable and »funny« at the same time. But these development models are not only dubious but also culturally dangerous, because they compete side by side with the local economic and social culture."

Suit la description de quatre projets :
http://www.delocator.net/
http://www.where-next.com/
http://mapomatix.sourceforge.net/
et http://www.garbagescout.com/ qui propose de cartographier les trésors déposés sur la voie publique en attendant leur enl?vement...