Tuesday, 29 March 2016
Another AAG missed...
This year's event is in San Francisco, and a project I'm involved in: GeoCapabilities has a number of sessions. I'd hoped that this might be the year, but it was not to be. I have to contend myself with looking at my colleague Sirpa Tani's excellent pictures on Facebook instead, showing bright blue skies and wonderful urban vistas. I was hoping to meet up with colleagues from around the world, and also have a chance to sit in on a session with the estimable Joseph Kerski once again.
I would particularly like to have seen Rebecca Solnit's session on her atlas project. I have 'Infinite City', her atlas of San Francisco (as it happens) which has over 20 maps. I'm drawing on one of them for inspiration for a writing project at the moment, and looking forward to the forthcoming atlas of New York.
I'll just have to follow the twitter hashtag instead: #AAG2016
I may even start a Kickstarter campaign, to raise funds to attend next year's event, which is in Boston.
This has a connection with the USA, as some years ago, I put in a (sadly unsuccessful) funding proposal with TERC in the USA, one of the outcomes of which was to do a comparison of outdoor learning experiences of students in Boston, USA and Boston, UK.