Imagination Stations explores new ways to imagine and present complex compilations of multi-modal data. The project builds on our previous collaborations (Jung & Hiebert 2015) and expands our vision of bringing together sympathetic trends in qualitative geovisualization and contemporary art. The goal of the project is to establish an interdisciplinary discourse at points of convergence between fields, looking at the ways that a dialogic approach to data generation and mapping might provide new possible ways to imagine geovisual conceptualization. Our research focuses on developing a hybrid framework integrating a range of forms of data, analysis, and representation often considered as incompatible (e.g., quantitative and qualitative, texts and maps, numeracy and visuality, and real and imaginative). We also like to extend the discussion of integrating multiple-modes of data and representation to the next level through the participatory experiential mapping, digital art practices and thinking, and the reconceptualization of mapping and geovisualization. We intend to develop a newly integrated space that can generate stronger and more nuanced geographical and artistic insights into people's embodied experience and encounter of urban space.

Imagination Stations