L’étoffe des cartes / Maps made up out of Whole Cloth

Dans le film Diamants sur canapé Holly tricote un objet aux formes curieuses. Serait-ce le plan d’un ranch  » ? Et si un fil invisible reliait carte et tricot ? /\ In the movie Breafkfast at Tiffany’s Holly is knitting an indistinct object, a ranch perhaps ? And if an invisible thread were connecting maps and knitting?

The Big Bang Theory et sa photo de mariage par satellite / TBBT Wedding Picture by Satellite

Les fans de TBBT (The Big Bang Theory) savent que le mariage de Howard et Bernadette est organisée en fonction du passage du satellite de Google. La séquence offre d’autres révélations inattendues. /\ TBBT (The Big Bang Theory)’s fans all know that Howard and Bernadette’s marriage is arranged in relation with Google Satellite’s trajectory.

Bomb run on Kiel planning / Préparation du bombardement de Kiel

The war lover / L’homme qui aimait la guerre – Leacock

The war lover is an 1962 American film directed by Philip Leacock. The storie takes place during the Second World War, on an English air base. It focuses on captain Buzz Rickson’s personality (Steve McQueen), pilot of a B-17 called The Body, and his relationship with people and life. With his co-pilot, Lieutenant Ed Bolland (Robert Wagner),…

Major Manchek's map / La carte du Major Manchek

Le premier SIG du cinéma ? Le Mystère Andromède / First GIS in Cinema ? The Andromeda Strain

 The Andromeda Strain is a 1971 American science-fiction film directed by Robert Wise and based on the novel The Andromeda Strain published in 1969 by Michael Crichton. It tells the story of a four-day major American scientific crisis, in a very structured way. Many and various spatial machineries support the narration :  split screen, text…

« Supermap » returns ! (and « Batmap » as well…)

Superpowers might give superheroes a very specific experience of space. Some examples of spatial machineries in comic books and movies confirm this idea. The superheroes are often confronted with original cartographic issues and often invent very precursory geospatial devices. So here are already Supermap and Batmap, before possibly, if you dig into your old Marvel magazines to find…

« Spiral Jetty », Robert Smithson. Land art : quand l’espace réel devient l’espace artistique / When Real Space Becomes Art Space

Land art emerged in the late 60’s. This contemporary art movement uses real spaces, with their various natural or human components, to support sustainable or ephemeral artistic creation, where real space pertains to the work itself. Early forms of land art emerged in the West of the USA. Some works of Land Art are huge…