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Academic Speaker Series: Ned Olmsted: Maps and a Sense of Wonder

Apr 15

Come hear about the art of map making and map reading with Landmark College English Professor, Ned Olmsted at 7:00 p.m. on the Landmark College campus.

“Is GPS severing our connection to the natural world?” Join us as we explore this question with Landmark College English Professor, Ned Olmsted at 7:00 p.m. on the Landmark College campus.

As our culture moves away from more traditional map reading (and map making) skills, and we grow increasingly dependent upon digital-based networks of navigation – in contrast to finding our way by information obtained through close observation and actual, studied experience – we may be losing our capacity for profound wonderment when encountering real landscapes, new or familiar, and are in danger of reducing discovery to merely expedient and arbitrary virtual procedures. If this phenomenon indeed is true, should we be concerned?

The presentation starts at 7:00 p.m. and is free and open to the public.  It will be held in the East Academic Building, Brooks O'Brien Auditorium on the Landmark College campus.

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