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Author Travis, Charles, 1964- author.

Title Abstract machine : humanities GIS / Charles B. Travis
Edition First edition
Published Redlands, California : Esri Pres, 2015


Description 1 online resource (xiii, 136 pages) : illustrations, maps (some color)
Contents Introduction. GIS and the digital humanities ; Toward the spatial turn ; Writing time and space with GIS: The conquest and mapping of seventeenth-century Ireland -- Writers, texts, and mapping. Toward a humanities GIS ; Modeling and visualizing in GIS: The topological influences of Homer's Odyssey and Dante's Inferno on James Joyce's Ulysses (1922) ; Psychogeographical GIS: Creating a "kaleidoscope equipped with consciousness," Flann O'Brien's At Swim-Two-Birds (1939) ; Geovisualizing Beckett -- Toward a humanities GIS. The terrae incognitae of humanities GIS
Summary In Abstract Machine: Humanities GIS, author Charles Travis uses GIS technology to interpret, analyze, and visualize literary, historical, and philosophical texts. Travis's study shows how mapping language patterns, fictional landscapes, geographic spaces, and philosophical concepts helps support critical analysis. Travis bases his interpretive model upon the ancient Greek and Roman practice of geographia, and applies it to works by authors including Samuel Beckett, Patrick Kavanagh, Flann O'Brien, and James Joyce. Travis illustrates how scholars in the humanities can experiment with GIS to create visualizations that support and illustrate their critical analysis of humanities texts, and survey, navigate, and imagine various story-paths through space and time
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Geographic information systems.
Information storage and retrieval systems -- Humanities.
Humanities -- Technological innovations
Humanities -- Methodology
Space and time.
Geography and literature.
Geographic Information Systems
geographic information systems.
Geographic information systems
Geography and literature
Humanities -- Methodology
Humanities -- Technological innovations
Information storage and retrieval systems -- Humanities
Space and time
Genre/Form geographic information systems.
Geographic information systems
Geographic information systems.
Systèmes d'information géographique.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781589483699