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Thursday, October 3, 2019 at 3:30pm to 6:00pm
Level 2B, Carl A. Kroch Library, Hirshland Exhibition Gallery
Please join us for an hour-long gallery tour with collector P. J. Mode and exhibit curator Lance Heidig, followed by an opening reception with light refreshments.
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 exhibit runs October 3, 2019 to February 21, 2020. The Stephen E. ’58 MBA, ’59 and Evalyn Edwards ’60 Milman Exhibition Fund provided generous support for this exhibit and its related events.