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Science & Cocktails – James Cheshire

30. okt '21 kl. 20:00


Science & Cocktails – James Cheshire

Maps of the invisible

Science & Cocktails præsenterer en unik aften med geografi superstjerne James Cheshire – forfatter til ”The Atlas of the Invisible”. Køb en cocktail og tag med på en rejse ind i de globale skjulte mønstre som former vores liv. Musik af VS DOOM.

Science & Cocktails is proud to present a unique episode with geography superstar James Cheshire, acclaimed author of many books, including The Atlas of the Invisible, and awardee of major awards from the Royal Geographical Society. James Cheshire will dive deep into hidden patterns around the globe that shape our lives: patterns of happiness, anxiety, cell towers connecting us all, geopolitics, and hurricanes. All this while listening to VS DOOM playing Krautrock in distorted Afrobeat.

How can maps be used to reveal the patterns hidden in the billions of data points collected everyday about planet earth? What questions must cartographers ask, and what processes must they follow to create compelling visualisations?

How has historical data visualisation influenced the maps and graphics we see today?
Digital threads unspool behind us now in nearly everything we do. Even if you fled to a deserted island and hurled your phone into the sea, a satellite would soon pass overhead and record the heat signature of your campfire. Each passing second, the world’s data gathers into a bigger tangle. Professor James Cheshire pulls at these threads and maps what he finds.
This episode of Science & Cocktails will demonstrate how James Cheshire uses the power of maps to give a tangible visual form for stories that reveal what data can tell us about our past, who we are, how we’re doing and what we face in the century ahead.

You will see examples from pioneering thinkers and data visualisers from the 19th Century and hear how they are inspiring mapmakers today. There will be behind the scenes insights into the techniques and concepts required to transform complex data into inspiring information and discussion of whether we can have too much data.
Through stunning maps and visualisations James will show how geography is at the heart of many of the world’s challenges – and offer a solution to them.
VS DOOM plays Krautrock in distorted Afrobeat with great emotions in an insane rhythmic vivar!

Event held in English.

This event has the generous support of the Novo Nordisk Foundation.
19h00: Doors open
20:00 – 20:45: VS DOOM
21:15 – 22:15: James Cheshire + Q&A
22:15- 23:00 – DJ set

James Cheshire (Bio)
James Cheshire is Professor of Geographic Information and Cartography in the UCL Department of Geography, and Director of the UCL Q-Step Centre. He is co-author of the critically acclaimed books “London: The Information Capital” and “Where the Animals Go”. James is the recipient of several major awards from the Royal Geographical Society, The North American Cartographic Information Society and British Cartographic Society. He was President of the Society of Cartographers between 2017 and 2019. His research focuses on the use of “big” and open datasets for the study of social science. He has published in a range of journals, on a variety of topics, including the use of cycle hire schemes, the spatial analysis of surnames and new ways to visualize population data.

Website: https://jcheshire.com/

A Molotov against the standstill of isolation. A giant band with the purpose of getting the energy all the way up. To crack you to tears in pure happiness. To hear instruments played live again. Born out of the thirst of cultural desolation. Welcome to VS DOOM.
The artists M. Rexen and Mads Lund Egetoft have each merged their large band into a giga band. M. Rexen’s Wildstyle added up with DOOM Orchestra’s magnificent works gives you VS DOOM against the Evil of Ecstasy. Krautrock in distorted Afrobeat with great emotions in an insane rhythmic vivar! The party band from hell.
The band is composed of Michael Rexen (vocals), Mads Egetoft (saxophone, arrangement), Tommy Laursen (guitar), Emil Jantzen (guitar), Peter Danstrup (bass), Rune Lohse (drums), Greta Eacott (percussion), Kristian Tangvik (keyboard, tuba), Henry Gibbs (vocals), Lumia Hurtigkarl (vocals, violin), Hanne Marie Lefevre (vocals), Thobjørn Øllegård (BAS saxophone, baritone saxophone), Rasmus Lund Svale (tuba), Lise Munch (horn), Maria Dybbroe (alto saxophone, baritone saxophone), Carolyn Goodwin (clarinet, soprano saxophone, alto saxophone), Erik Kimestad (trumpet).



Doors open

20:00 – 20:45:


21:15 – 22:15:

James Cheshire + Q&A

22:15- 23:00

DJ set

James Cheshire





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