Corner Response

My biggest takeaway from the James Corner reading was the necessity of using new frameworks when trying to get new information from the mapping process. I have often been frustrated with previous maps I've made when I can't retrieve information in an abstracted way like I've intended. Perhaps this is because I always start with a standard geographic basemap. The reading raises interesting questions about the information that can be revealed from looking not just at the way systems interact with a mapped space, but also how they interact with each other. Corner suggests that looking at entire systems will yield a more dynamic map that is always evolving over time. Instead of freezing time with a map, Corner proposes maps that can be manipulated long after their initial creation. This is a concept that I look forward to exploring with my work for the rest of the semester.

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