2021 Feb. 24, Tour of “Bending Lines,” a digital exhibition on persuasive maps at the Leventhal Map & Education Center
From Tracy Payovich
Historical geographer Garrett Dash Nelson from the Norman B. Leventhal Map & Education Center at the Boston Public Library discusses representation, reality, and the visualization of geographic information in the new exhibition "Bending Lines: Maps and Data from Distortion to Deception." (https://www.leventhalmap.org/digital-exhibitions/bending-lines) Dr. Nelson highlights content in the exhibition itself as well as the challenges and opportunities associated with creating digital exhibitions of historic printed material. He is joined by Clements Library Curator of Graphic Materials Clayton Lewis, and Adjunct Assistant Curator of Maps Mary Pedley. This event was co-sponsored by the William L. Clements Library and The American Historical Print Collectors Society.