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Mapping the disaster:global prediction and the medium of ‘digital earth’

Yusoff, kathryn (2006) Mapping the disaster:global prediction and the medium of ‘digital earth’. Leonardo Electronic Almanac, 14 (7-8).

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    Abstract

    This paper explores the mapping of disaster in digital prediction models. Concentrating on the imminent disaster of climate change, the author asks how global digital models can be expanded to incorporate a wild nature and wild data. This theme is considered through an examination of the ‘nature’ of disaster and its reportage, GISs and their extension into physical space, the language of climate change, and the role of digital machines in these experiments with climate. The author concludes with an examination of expanded forms of mapping to suggest possible reconfigurations of the terms of the disaster.

    Item Type: Article
    Journal or Publication Title: Leonardo Electronic Almanac
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Geographical Information Systems (GIS) ; globality ; Mapping ; cartography ; pyschogeography ; Digital Earth ; disaster
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    Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Lancaster Environment Centre
    ID Code: 50414
    Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
    Deposited On: 17 Oct 2011 11:37
    Refereed?: Yes
    Published?: Published
    Last Modified: 26 Jul 2012 19:39
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    URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/50414

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