Viewing Florida’s Racial Geographies

If you haven’t heard of racial dot map projects, you’re missing out. A few years ago, Brandon Martin-Higgins at the MIT Media Lab, along with a friend who created social media dot maps (Eric Fischer), came up with the idea to show a selection of major American cities with a colored dot showing symbolizing every single person (based on US census blocks). The dot was colored based on the self-reported racial statistics by the 2010 census. The map illustrated how racially segregated America’s major cities remain, despite decades of “progress” in the many areas that created those invisible boundaries to … Continue reading Viewing Florida’s Racial Geographies

A Poison Ivy guide for people who know nothing about poison ivy

Do you know the difference between Poison Ivy, Poison Oak and Poison Sumac? Do you know how to tell apart a Poison Ivy vine from blackberries or raspberries? This guide may help you and others identify the notorious plant. Continue reading A Poison Ivy guide for people who know nothing about poison ivy

Crawfish Boil with the Pointe-au-Chien Indian Tribe (PACIT)

This weekend we had the opportunity to go down to the bayou for some light-hearted fun and a ton of amazing food. I brought a few of my maps and posters for the members to look at throughout the day, and spent most of my time answering questions. Continue reading Crawfish Boil with the Pointe-au-Chien Indian Tribe (PACIT)

Killing U.S. Softly – Mapping preventable death in America

Well it’s that time of the year. Finals. Which means that the volume of work exploding off my laptop and onto the webosphere has quadrupled. Here I bring you a humble poster. An assessment, really, of preventable disease and death in America. It’s the culmination of four months of research and design.  Enjoy.  Continue reading Killing U.S. Softly – Mapping preventable death in America