The road map to brave new world: Cartography and capitalism from Gulf Oil to Google

Strom, T 2017, 'The road map to brave new world: Cartography and capitalism from Gulf Oil to Google', Culture Unbound, vol. 9, no. 3, pp. 307-334.


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Title The road map to brave new world: Cartography and capitalism from Gulf Oil to Google
Author(s) Strom, T
Year 2017
Journal name Culture Unbound
Volume number 9
Issue number 3
Start page 307
End page 334
Total pages 28
Publisher Linkoping University Electronic Press
Abstract This paper explores the shifting practices in and between cartography and capitalism. It compares two road maps of the same territory created one-hundred years apart; a Gulf Oil map from 1915 and a Google Map from 2015. These representations of space serve as entry points into examining some of the larger transformations that have occurred within capitalism over the century. I am interested in how the classic world order of Fordism has been reconstituted by cybernetic capitalism. I argue that the world order has been intensified and reorganised on a more abstract level, with profound subjective and material consequences. © 2018 Culture Unbound: Journal of Current Cultural Research.
Subject Cultural Studies not elsewhere classified
Keyword(s) Abstraction
Capitalism
Cartography
Fordism
Google
Technology
DOI - identifier 10.3384/cu.2000.1525.1793307
Copyright notice © 2018 Culture Unbound: Journal of Current Cultural Research.
ISSN 2000-1525
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