The Visualisation of Spatial Social Structure

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Slides from the talk by Benjamin D. Hennig held at the Workshop on '(How) do we understand Capitalism? Reflections on what makes methods critical', University of Manchester, 13th September 2012. More at http://www.viewsoftheworld.net/?p=2609

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The Visualisation of Spatial Social Structure

  1. 1. Image Credit: Wikimedia Creative Commons, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Mandel_zoom_00_mandelbrot_set.jpg The Visualisation of Benjamin D. Hennig University of Sheffield b.hennig@worldmapper.org Spatial Social www.viewsoftheworld.net Structure (How) do we understand Capitalism? Reflections on what makes methods critical University of Manchester, 13th September 2012
  2. 2. Image Credit: Wikimedia Creative Commons, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Mandel_zoom_00_mandelbrot_set.jpg The I. Distorted realities Visualisation of II. Distorted world views Spatial Social III. (Un)distorted social space Structure IV. Undistorted futures
  3. 3. Distorted realitiesThe Visualisation of Spatial Social Structure - Part 1
  4. 4. Science and Visualisation Image credit: Wikimedia Creative Commons, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:PET-MIPS-anim.gifGoogle Search September 2012 I. Distorted realities  II. Distorted world views  III. (Un)distorted social space  IV. Undistorted futures Benjamin D. Hennig  The Visualisation of Spatial Social Structure  Critical Methods Workshop. University of Manchester, 13. September 2012
  5. 5. Science and Visualisation Image credit: Wikimedia Creative Commons, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Climate_visualization.jpg Image credit: Wikimedia Creative Commons, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:PET-MIPS-anim.gifGoogle Search September 2012 I. Distorted realities  II. Distorted world views  III. (Un)distorted social space  IV. Undistorted futures Benjamin D. Hennig  The Visualisation of Spatial Social Structure  Critical Methods Workshop. University of Manchester, 13. September 2012
  6. 6. Social Science and Visualisation Google Search September 2012Google Search September 2012 I. Distorted realities  II. Distorted world views  III. (Un)distorted social space  IV. Undistorted futures Benjamin D. Hennig  The Visualisation of Spatial Social Structure  Critical Methods Workshop. University of Manchester, 13. September 2012
  7. 7. Social Science and Visualisation http://www.dannydorling.org/books/visualisation/ Google Search September 2012Google Search September 2012 I. Distorted realities  II. Distorted world views  III. (Un)distorted social space  IV. Undistorted futures Benjamin D. Hennig  The Visualisation of Spatial Social Structure  Critical Methods Workshop. University of Manchester, 13. September 2012
  8. 8. What is Reality?Image Credit: Natural History Museum, http://piclib.nhm.ac.uk/ I. Distorted realities  II. Distorted world views  III. (Un)distorted social space  IV. Undistorted futures Benjamin D. Hennig  The Visualisation of Spatial Social Structure  Critical Methods Workshop. University of Manchester, 13. September 2012
  9. 9. Visual Thinking I. Distorted realities  II. Distorted world views  III. (Un)distorted social space  IV. Undistorted futuresBenjamin D. Hennig  The Visualisation of Spatial Social Structure  Critical Methods Workshop. University of Manchester, 13. September 2012
  10. 10. Visualising Quantities I. Distorted realities  II. Distorted world views  III. (Un)distorted social space  IV. Undistorted futuresBenjamin D. Hennig  The Visualisation of Spatial Social Structure  Critical Methods Workshop. University of Manchester, 13. September 2012
  11. 11. Complexity? I. Distorted realities  II. Distorted world views  III. (Un)distorted social space  IV. Undistorted futuresBenjamin D. Hennig  The Visualisation of Spatial Social Structure  Critical Methods Workshop. University of Manchester, 13. September 2012
  12. 12. Visualising Spatial StructuresMaps are perhaps as fundamental to society as language and the writtenword. They are the preeminent means of recording and communicatinginformation about the location and spatial characteristics of the naturalworld and of society and culture.Some would say that the use of maps distinguishes geography from allother disciplines. The truth is that maps, though of special concern togeographers, are used throughout the sciences and humanities and invirtually every aspect of day-to-day life. Millions of maps are producedand used annually throughout the world by scientists, scholars,governments, and businesses to meet environmental, economic, political,and social needs.(Source: Kenneth E. Foote and Shannon Crum,http://www.colorado.edu/geography/gcraft/notes/cartocom/cartocom_f.html) I. Distorted realities  II. Distorted world views  III. (Un)distorted social space  IV. Undistorted futures
  13. 13. Visualising Spatial StructuresImage credits: Selfportrait Map by Lilla Locurto and Bill Outcault, http://www.locurto-outcault.com/#prettyPhoto[print05]/2/Conformal Projections by Friedrich Eisenlohr, http://www.progonos.com/furuti/MapProj/Dither/ProjConf/projConf.html I. Distorted realities  II. Distorted world views  III. (Un)distorted social space  IV. Undistorted futures Benjamin D. Hennig  The Visualisation of Spatial Social Structure  Critical Methods Workshop. University of Manchester, 13. September 2012
  14. 14. Changing Perspectives”Distorted view of reality"Last month, the town council of Monza, Italy,banned citizens from keeping goldfish in bowls. Thereceptacle, statute sponsor Giampietro Mosca toldAgence France-Presse, […] gives fish "a distortedview of reality.”(Source: Washington Post, 8.08.2004)Which view of reality do we have? Mercator (17. Century) Gall/Peters (19. & 20. Century) I. Distorted realities  II. Distorted world views  III. (Un)distorted social space  IV. Undistorted futures Benjamin D. Hennig  The Visualisation of Spatial Social Structure  Critical Methods Workshop. University of Manchester, 13. September 2012
  15. 15. Distorted world viewsThe Visualisation of Spatial Social Structure - Part 2
  16. 16. WorldmapperLand areaEarthquake victims 1975-2000 Economic activity 2012 Nuclear weapons 2011 I. Distorted realities  II. Distorted world views  III. (Un)distorted social space  IV. Undistorted futures Benjamin D. Hennig  The Visualisation of Spatial Social Structure  Critical Methods Workshop. University of Manchester, 13. September 2012
  17. 17. I. Distorted realities  II. Distorted world views  III. (Un)distorted social space  IV. Undistorted futuresBenjamin D. Hennig  The Visualisation of Spatial Social Structure  Critical Methods Workshop. University of Manchester, 13. September 2012
  18. 18. Understanding ChangeAnimated version at http://www.viewsoftheworld.net/?p=1889 I. Distorted realities  II. Distorted world views  III. (Un)distorted social space  IV. Undistorted futuresBenjamin D. Hennig  The Visualisation of Spatial Social Structure  Critical Methods Workshop. University of Manchester, 13. September 2012
  19. 19. The technical bit… Liquid Particles Diffusion 1. Different Concentrations 2. Equalised Concentration A B C A B C Transformation People 1. Different population densities 2. Equalised space in Country A / B / C I. Distorted realities  II. Distorted world views  III. (Un)distorted social space  IV. Undistorted futuresBenjamin D. Hennig  The Visualisation of Spatial Social Structure  Critical Methods Workshop. University of Manchester, 13. September 2012
  20. 20. (Un)distorted social spaceThe Visualisation of Spatial Social Structure - Part 3
  21. 21. The Age of Humankind (modified from Ehlers 2008) I. Distorted realities  II. Distorted world views  III. (Un)distorted social space  IV. Undistorted futuresBenjamin D. Hennig  The Visualisation of Spatial Social Structure  Critical Methods Workshop. University of Manchester, 13. September 2012
  22. 22. Spaces of Humanity I. Distorted realities  II. Distorted world views  III. (Un)distorted social space  IV. Undistorted futuresBenjamin D. Hennig  The Visualisation of Spatial Social Structure  Critical Methods Workshop. University of Manchester, 13. September 2012
  23. 23. A Human Planet I. Distorted realities  II. Distorted world views  III. (Un)distorted social space  IV. Undistorted futuresBenjamin D. Hennig  The Visualisation of Spatial Social Structure  Critical Methods Workshop. University of Manchester, 13. September 2012
  24. 24. www.megacities.uni-koeln.de An Urban Planet I. Distorted realities  II. Distorted world views  III. (Un)distorted social space  IV. Undistorted futures Benjamin D. Hennig  The Visualisation of Spatial Social Structure  Critical Methods Workshop. University of Manchester, 13. September 2012
  25. 25. Wealth I. Distorted realities  II. Distorted world views  III. (Un)distorted social space  IV. Undistorted futuresBenjamin D. Hennig  The Visualisation of Spatial Social Structure  Critical Methods Workshop. University of Manchester, 13. September 2012
  26. 26. Self similarityImage Credit: Wikimedia Creative Commons, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Mandel_zoom_00_mandelbrot_set.jpg I. Distorted realities  II. Distorted world views  III. (Un)distorted social space  IV. Undistorted futures Benjamin D. Hennig  The Visualisation of Spatial Social Structure  Critical Methods Workshop. University of Manchester, 13. September 2012
  27. 27. A Kaleidoscope World I. Distorted realities  II. Distorted world views  III. (Un)distorted social space  IV. Undistorted futuresBenjamin D. Hennig  The Visualisation of Spatial Social Structure  Critical Methods Workshop. University of Manchester, 13. September 2012
  28. 28. Europe I. Distorted realities  II. Distorted world views  III. (Un)distorted social space  IV. Undistorted futuresBenjamin D. Hennig  The Visualisation of Spatial Social Structure  Critical Methods Workshop. University of Manchester, 13. September 2012
  29. 29. United Kingdom I. Distorted realities  II. Distorted world views  III. (Un)distorted social space  IV. Undistorted futuresBenjamin D. Hennig  The Visualisation of Spatial Social Structure  Critical Methods Workshop. University of Manchester, 13. September 2012
  30. 30. Mapping Elections I. Distorted realities  II. Distorted world views  III. (Un)distorted social space  IV. Undistorted futuresBenjamin D. Hennig  The Visualisation of Spatial Social Structure  Critical Methods Workshop. University of Manchester, 13. September 2012
  31. 31. Undistorted futuresThe Visualisation of Spatial Social Structure - Part 4
  32. 32. Changing Populations I. Distorted realities  II. Distorted world views  III. (Un)distorted social space  IV. Undistorted futuresBenjamin D. Hennig  The Visualisation of Spatial Social Structure  Critical Methods Workshop. University of Manchester, 13. September 2012
  33. 33. Population Growth I. Distorted realities  II. Distorted world views  III. (Un)distorted social space  IV. Undistorted futuresBenjamin D. Hennig  The Visualisation of Spatial Social Structure  Critical Methods Workshop. University of Manchester, 13. September 2012
  34. 34. Population Decline I. Distorted realities  II. Distorted world views  III. (Un)distorted social space  IV. Undistorted futuresBenjamin D. Hennig  The Visualisation of Spatial Social Structure  Critical Methods Workshop. University of Manchester, 13. September 2012
  35. 35. New Perspectives I. Distorted realities  II. Distorted world views  III. (Un)distorted social space  IV. Undistorted futuresBenjamin D. Hennig  The Visualisation of Spatial Social Structure  Critical Methods Workshop. University of Manchester, 13. September 2012
  36. 36. New Realities

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