Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at 9:00am to 5:00pm
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at 9:00am to 5:00pm
Thursday, October 17, 2019 at 9:00am to 5:00pm
Friday, October 18, 2019 at 9:00am to 5:00pm
Monday, October 21, 2019 at 9:00am to 5:00pm
Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at 9:00am to 5:00pm
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at 9:00am to 5:00pm
Thursday, October 24, 2019 at 9:00am to 5:00pm
Friday, October 25, 2019 at 9:00am to 5:00pm
Monday, October 28, 2019 at 9:00am to 5:00pm
Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at 9:00am to 5:00pm
Level 2B, Carl A. Kroch Library, Hirshland Exhibition Gallery
Latitude: Persuasive Cartography features highlights from the PJ Mode Collection of Persuasive Cartography—maps intended primarily to influence opinions and beliefs, rather than to communicate geographical information. These “persuasive” maps are focused on shaping decisions and desired outcomes. They employ a variety of tools and strategies—unusual projections and coloring, selective inclusion, imaginative illustration, allegory, satire, and even intentional deception—to advance a particular cause or point of view. Spanning from the 18th century to the present, many of the maps on display illuminate historical perspectives on topics that still resonate today, such as immigration policy and political gerrymandering. Others seek to foster social change, promote products and places, or send warnings about imagined futures. From the past to the present, Latitude helps us understand how ideas and opinions are shaped by data visualization techniques.
The Stephen E. ’58 MBA, ’59 and Evalyn Edwards ’60 Milman Exhibition Fund provided generous support for this exhibit and its related events.