By Charles B. Travis
Preface: summary machine
Part 1: GIS and the electronic humanities
From Lascaux to the ocean of Tranquility
What is a GIS?
GIS and the electronic humanities
2. towards the spatial turn
A short background of Western geographical thought
GIS and the gap of conjecture
3. Writing time and area with GIS: The conquest and mapping of seventeenth-century eire
Period, position, and GIS
Geovisualizing Irish history
Rebellion and conquest in 3D
Surveying the Cromwellian Settlement
William Petty and the Down Survey
From the ballybetagh to the barony
The Books of Survey and Distribution
Database mapping the Books
Visualizing the webs of history
Part 2: Writers, texts, and mapping
4. GIS and the poetic eye
Creating a electronic dinnseanchas
Plotting the poetic eye
5. Modeling and visualizing in GIS: The topological impacts of Homer’s Odyssey and Dante’s Inferno on James Joyce’s Ulysses (1922)
Homer and Dante’s topologies
The topologies of Ulysses
Middle of Hell (City of Dis)
Visualizing a “new Inferno in complete sail”
6. Psychogeographical GIS: making a “kaleidoscope outfitted with consciousness,”
Flann O’Brien’s At Swim-Two-Birds (1939)
The novel as city GIS
Spatializing At Swim-Two-Birds
Psychogeographical mapping with GIS
7. Geovisualizing Beckett
Samuel Beckett’s GIStimeline
Beckett’s bottled climates
Bricolage and biography
Part three. towards a humanities GIS
8. The terrae incognitae of humanities GIS
The misplaced mapmaker
The map theater
The geographer’s technology and the storyteller’s paintings
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36 A GIS-facilitated research of the connection among Thom’s map of Dublin, six Homeric episodes from Ulysses, and the Cantos of the Inferno give the chance to topologically hyperlink Joyce’s “heaventree of stars” over Bloom’s residence on Eccles highway to the celebrities Dante witnesses as he emerges from purgatory within the Divina Commedia. 37 right here, GIS presents the person being able to illustrate a novel’s narrative paths in addition to collate, reveal, and examine the various literary, cultural, and topological impacts embedded within the textual content. during this demeanour, GIS isn't really being applied easily as a map-producing computing device yet in its place services as a device that collates, juxtaposes, and explores the relationships among a writer’s textual content and numerous resource fabrics to create hermeneutic, ergodic, and deformative interpretive visualizations in their paintings. Visualizing a “new Inferno in complete sail” Frank Budgen recalled that “to see Joyce at paintings at the Wandering Rocks” element of his novel “was to work out an engineer at paintings with compass and slide-rule, a surveyor with theodolite and measuring chain, or extra Ulyssean probably, a ship’s officer taking the sunlight, examining the log and calculating present flow and leeway. ”38 The maritime analogy is apt; MODELING AND VISUALIZING IN GIS: THE TOPOLOGICAL impacts OF HOMER’S ODYSSEY AND DANTE’S INFERNO ON JAMES JOYCE’S ULYSSES (1922) seventy seven after studying Ulysses, the poet Ezra Pound declared the unconventional “a superb new Inferno in complete sail. ”39 as well as Joyce’s literary recommendations, Budgen observes that Ulysses comprises lines of visible thoughts hired in cubism, futurism, simultanism, and Dadaism. The “multiplicity of technical units is evidence that Joyce subscribed to no restricting aesthetic creed, and facts additionally that he was once keen to take advantage of any on hand tool that will serve his function. ”40 you could purely think what Joyce may need entire had he entry to GIS to interact Thom’s map of Dublin as he plotted his novel. it kind of feels Joyce’s inventive sensibilities might have prone him to get pleasure from twiddling with the know-how whereas drafting his paintings. Discussing the Cyclops episode with Budgen in 1919, Joyce requested him a query: “Does this episode strike you as being futuristic? ” acknowledged Joyce. “Rather cubist than futurist,” I stated. “Every occasion is a many-sided item. You first kingdom one view of it after which you draw it from one other perspective to a different scale, and either facets lie part through facet within the related photograph. ”41 to demonstrate this Joycean point of view, ArcMap and ArcScene helped to create a 3D version that overlaid Homer’s and Dante’s schemas and topologies onto a digitized Thom’s map of Dublin to imagine how Joyce conceptualized the voyages of Bloom and Dedalus. The six Homeric episodes in accordance with trips taken over the Mediterranean and Aegean Seas within the Odyssey (figure five. eight) have been drafted on a horizontal axis around the face of the town. determine five. eight “Homer’s worldview. ” From The Challenger studies (summary), 1895. seventy eight Abstrac t desktop Humanities in GIS determine five.