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LUCDH Lunchtime Talk: Joost Grootens

The Blue Dot: a Post-Representational Reading of Google Maps

Join Joost Grootens' LUCDH lunchtime talk on 27 May, 12:00 – 13:00 via Kaltura Live Rooms.

In his 2020 PhD research 'Blind Maps and Blue Dots', assistant professor Joost Grootens investigated the blurring of the producer-user divide in contemporary mapmaking practices of technology companies and amateurs. In this lecture, Grootens will focus on Google Maps, the world's most used map, and connect different modes of cartographic thinking to how Google Maps looks and functions as a graphic product.

Joost Grootens is a graphic designer of books and maps, head of the master programme Information Design at Design Academy Eindhoven, and assistant professor at PhDArts and the Academy of Creative and Performing Arts (ACPA), Leiden University.

Please email: lucdh@hum.leidenuniv.nl for registration and Kaltura Live Room login details to the LUCDH Events channel. For more information about the event visit LUCDH Lunchtime Speaker Series