Author meets critics panel: Matthew Wilson (2017) ‘New Lines: Critical GIS and the Trouble of the Map'

Type: Panel
Sponsor Groups: Geographic Information Science and Systems Specialty Group
Poster #:
Day: 4/10/2018
Start / End Time: 10:00 AM / 11:40 AM (MDT)
Room: Edgewood AB, Sheraton, 4th Floor
Organizers: Shaun Lin, Chen-Chieh Feng
Chairs: James Sidaway


"Author meets critics” panel for the new book by Matthew W Wilson (2017): New Lines: Critical GIS and the Trouble of the Map (University of Minnesota Press)

With rapidly shifting digital technologies, geo-surveillance, everyday cartography, privatized georeferenced data, and neoliberalization, New Lines offers a reflexive reassessment of the scholarly praxis of critical GIS, an increasingly anachronistic term. Attentive also to contemporary philosophical debates, Matthew W. Wilson’s lively and ambitious manifesto pushes the reader to re-examine everything they thought they knew about the topic.
- Eric Sheppard, author of Limits to Globalization: The Disruptive Geographies of Capitalist Development

This elegantly argued book offers a brilliantly original perspective on the many ‘troubles’—technical, epistemological, cultural, and political—associated with the contemporary proliferation of digital mapping systems. For anyone interested in understanding the rapidly changing sociohistorical, technological and institutional contexts in which cartographic practice occurs, Matthew W. Wilson’s New Lines will provide a foundational source of insight, wisdom, inspiration, and provocation.
- Neil Brenner, Harvard University


Type Details Minutes
Panelist Wen Lin Newcastle University 10
Panelist Taylor Shelton Mississippi State University 10
Panelist Ming-Hsiang Tsou San Diego State University 10
Discussant Brian Jefferson University of Illinois Urbana Champaign 10
Panelist Marianna Pavlovskaya Hunter College and CUNY Graduate Center 10
Panelist Harriet Hawkins Royal Holloway, University of London 10
Discussant Matthew Wilson University of Kentucky 20
Panelist Daniel Sui The Ohio State University 10
Discussant David O'Sullivan University of California, Berkeley 10

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