Dynamic Cartography

An exploration of ways to inject life and motion into maps.


Maps have an inherent expository quality: they want to be looked at; And from Hereford to the Vatican’s Gallery of Maps, maps are a historically popular choice for display. But my maps were digital and needed to be seen on a screen. By working with MICA’s Exhibitions Department and cobbling together what I could of my own resources, I amassed enough viewports to show the majority of my maps simultaneously — an essential component of comparison. I decided to have the collection of televisions rotating between shoreline retreat and storm surge videos, and then on the adjacent wall a large impactful graphic of the North Carolina coastline with cutouts that were completed by a projection of my projections.