The “Viewpoints” project explores the aesthetic question whether there is a parameter-based method for generating unconventional maps of the world that do justice to the thematic context in which they appear. For this purpose a project-specific software is developed. So far, map production by means of projection has been governed by certain rules that determine the geographical area depicted at the centre of the map. With conventional world maps, the horizontal centre is usually made up by the equator.
The project software enables the generation and design of wholly new and unconventional varieties of world maps in simple and structured ways.
Unconventional world maps – varying perspectives, alternative angles – shifts in point of view – viewpoints.
key-words: Graphic design, mathematical cartography, world maps, generative graphics, critical cartography
financing: Berne, University of Applied Sciences (BFH)
supervisor: Julia Mia Stirnemann