Thursday, October 21, 2010

Terra Incognita


We took our students in Word & Image 1 to the Saint Louis Zoo on Monday to begin a project which calls for students to create map of something. We've done a variation on this project many times, and I love working on it. It opens up new territory, if you'll pardon the pun, in visual relationships for most students. Above, a digital image of Victoria Crater on Mars, courtesy of NASA, tracking the daily treks of one of the two Mars rovers. Each white dot is a day's end. How about that for time and space?

Here are four links to relevant posts: first, representations of data courtesy of Heather Corcoran; second, more pictorial approaches I pulled together last year; third, continuing the outer space theme, a representation of all NASA missions courtesy of Bob Flynn; and finally, a cool set of seemingly unrelated tabular images which surprise upon reflection.

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