From a lifetime of practical experience in community work, wrestling with the structures that form and direct peoples, Frank Romo (https://www.romogis.com/)has had an expanding perspective on the human experience. In this conversation we get to discuss his landmark, interactive "Black Lives Matter Map" (https://blm-map.com/), as well as his background and works such as the "Murals In Detroit" ( https://muralsindetroit.com/) He's passionate about making cartographic works to illuminate the complexities of right now, from the individual to the collective, and impacting our culture's dialogue. This is just a portion of an energizing and challenging conversation with Frank Romo.
A young employee at the Harris Seybold printing company always loved those framed painting of classic books. They hung in the offices, those original paintings, and were mostly done by artist and illustrator Everett Henry. They were extraordinary in their visual ability to represent the geography, plot and drama of a story in a single visual. Everett Henry literally could convert a book into a type of map. This young employee, Rich Foley, spent years at the company, and as the business changed ownership, he always kept tabs on what happened to those painting. He always made sure new management knew their story and that they were important... and should end up in a good home. Even in retirement he...
Newspapers were the essential means to disseminating knowledge for centuries, and inevitably they would need to include maps to convey the latest news about the realm of politics, international conflict, or the new discoveries in exploration. From newspapers that featured maps, to the very images used by the Associated Press to convey the latest about Space Exploration, here's a quick introduction.
Drawing on a whimsical approach to depicting areas, Kirby Scudder has tapped into a greater depth and continues the tradition of the American Birds Eye View map. Here we chat with him about his early work for the Tech Regions around Boston with "Route 128" as well as his early Silicon Valley. To see more, you can visit him at www.kirbyscudder.com.
We've always been interested in how humans explore and understand their frontiers, from frontiers in technology, space or the Great Plains of the American West. Here, we return to our roots a bit looking at some maps related to the American West!