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I argued that under the influence of mobile and locative media, cartography has changed from being a predominantly geographical medium in which the representation of space and place is central, to a social medium in which online social networking acquires a cartographic element. Our mediated social relations are now being ‘rooted’ in physical places.

Already in 1946 geographer J.K. Wright proposed in front of the Association of American Geographers that the earth had been largely mapped by conventional geographical method. The time had come to map our earth all over again. Wright called upon geographers to map folk knowledge of places, and more aesthetic experiences of our environments. This would vastly expand the terrain of classic geography to include what Wright called ‘geosophical’ knowledge.

Puta texto. Versa sobre muita coisa que temos lido por aí sobre a interseção entre celular e GPS.

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  1. putz! eu estava pensando nisso hj. de como eu preciso de celular com gps para poder viajar de carro tranquilamente por aí.


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