From Mannahatta to Visionmaker: Mapping the Past, Present, and Future of Nature in New York City

Published on Dec 3, 2018

Maps in the 21st century have moved far beyond their hand-drawn, paper-bound antecedents. They are now interconnected ecosystems of computers, datasets, models, websites, primary documents, images, movies, and sound. In this presentation, Eric Sanderson of the Wildlife Conservation Society will discuss how these new and rapidly changing fusions of technology, geography, and history help us see and conceive of the world and the role of human agency within it, through discussion of three kinds of “maps” describing arguably the most altered landscape on Earth, Manhattan island.

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