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Christine Barrett

Assistant Professor of English, Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge

Cartographic Anxieties: Loving and Fearing the Renaissance Map

PRESENTED ON FEB 03, 2017
IN BATON ROUGE @ VOL 3

"If you are not nervous by those beautiful maps you see, you should be."

In Cartographic Anxieties: Loving and Fearing the Renaissance Map at PechaKucha Night Baton Rogue Vol. 3Christine Barrett shares how Renaissance English and European maps bewildered people of the 16th and 17th centuries. Although beautiful and eye-catching, like any cutting-edge technology, many maps were considered unnerving, unsettling, upsetting, and even terrifying. Watch to find out why!

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@ VOL 2 ON JUN 30, 2011

A presentation by web designer Katie Cory about a recent project.

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Public Maps

BY LUCAS CHIRNSIDE & BIANCA LOONEY
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From Nihonbashi to Mars, six degrees of map making.

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The Map of Light

BY FRANZ DOMIG
@ VOL 4 ON FEB 27, 2014

"It’s all about references," so Franz Domig, head of e-marketing at Zumtobel Lighting, says. In his presentation, he highlights the two outstanding elements of Zumtobel Lighting’s web presence: quality of product specifications and references through great pictures – a source of inspiration. That’s what they call »The Map of Light«. (In German) 

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Reformation and Renaissance: The Art of Caravaggio

BY KRISTIN WILSON
@ VOL 4 ON MAR 20, 2014

Kristin Wilson highlights several paintings by Italian artist Michelangelo Caravaggio, who depicted powerful myths and central Catholic teachings as a response to the Protestant Reformation. 

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MAP: Art, Architecture and Being Social

BY BILLY GRUNER
@ VOL 9 ON FEB 28, 2014

Last year, Billy Gruner began an exhibition project with some friends called Modern Art Projects (MAP). The exhibitions were placed in simple domestic environments, exploring the radical architectural design of the 1950s and 60s. This idea evolved into exhibtions held in sometimes little-known architectural treasures around the area, with performance art pieces and more.

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Russell Renaissance

BY HAVEN HARRINGTON
@ VOL 14 ON OCT 16, 2014

Haven Harrington discusses ideas and initiatives to revitalize the Russell Neighborhood in Louisville, Kentucky. He begins with a short history of the over 100 year old community, then focuses on its current state.

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Missing Maps

BY PETE MASTERS
@ VOL 26 ON NOV 26, 2015

Pete Masters left Médecins Sans Frontières‎ / Doctors Without Borders (MSF) four years ago to become a carpenter. In 2014, he was tempted back by the opportunity to manage a beautifully collaborative, crowdsourced mapping project called Missing Maps. If you need a map of the most vulnerable places in the world (or a new oak table, for that matter), he’s your man.

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Modern Day Renaissance Man

BY BRUCE BIGFORD
@ VOL 5 ON MAY 19, 2016

Bruce Bigford really IS a modern day renaissance man. He is a Benton Harbor, Michigan resident, artist, painter, craftsman, musician and more which we will hear about in his PK, Modern Day Renaissance Man 

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Close Up

BY DAVID BERNABO
@ VOL 25 ON OCT 06, 2016

Renaissance man David Bernabo talks about his video series called "Close Up" publised on the Glass Block, a new web magazine.