Inside out, fro…

Inside out, from a world apart to a part of the world, from a transcendent virtual reality to mundane experience, from a mysterious, invisible abstract world to a still mostly invisible (but real) data-grid that we move through every day in the physical world. Taken from The Emergence of DH, this could just as easily…

Geolocative; definition. (Wiktionary)

Noun Geolocation The identification of geographic location, as of an electronic device or an animal being tracked. The latitude and longitude coordinates of a particular location. Term and definition standardized by ISO/IEC 19762-5:2008. Synonyms: Geolocalisation Geopositioning Geolocate Geoblocking

Bruce Sterling and Breach

“Locative Media can now be categorized under one of two types of mapping, either annotative (virtually tagging the world) or phenomenological (tracing the action of the subject in the world). Where annotative projects seek to demystify (see all the Google Earth Hacks), tracing-based projects typically seek to use high technology methods to stimulate dying everyday…

What is Mieville really doing?

Maps underlie knowledge and spatial understanding for (arguably) 5000+ years. So what happens when a novel that is not ostensibly otherworldly/magical/otherwise not written in a realist fashion defies that, in the same way  that the lithography Relativity, by Escher, does? Or is this really what Miéville is doing?