ESP Biography

SELIN SAHIN, MIT graduate student in Architecture and Urbanism

Major: SMArchS Urbanism / Architecture

College/Employer: MIT

Year of Graduation: 2023

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Past Classes

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X15591: Experiential Cartography in Spark 2023 (Mar. 18 - 19, 2023)
From cave paintings to the digital world, follow us into an exploration of how maps have evolved throughout human history. Through activity-based learning exercises, we will learn more about mapping. Maps have been around since ancient times, with the earliest known maps being found in caves. These maps were simple drawings that represented landscapes and were used as a tool for navigation and as a way to communicate information about the environment. As civilizations developed and expanded, so did the complexity and sophistication of maps. In the Middle Ages, maps became more detailed and accurate as exploration and trade expanded across the world. The invention of the printing press allowed for maps to be mass-produced, making them more widely available. With the advent of technology, maps have continued to evolve and improve. The invention of aerial photography and satellite imaging in the 20th century allowed for the creation of much more accurate maps, and the rise of digital technology has led to the creation of digital maps and GIS systems that allow for the storage and analysis of vast amounts of geospatial data. Today, maps are used for a variety of purposes, from navigation and exploration to urban planning and scientific research. With advancements in technology, the possibilities for what maps can do and how they can be used are constantly expanding, making maps an essential tool in our understanding of the world. Experiential mapping refers to a type of mapping that focuses on creating an immersive and interactive experience for the user. It's a way of presenting information in a dynamic and engaging manner, rather than just displaying data on a flat map. Experiential maps can be created in a variety of ways, including using augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR), and interactive web-based maps. These maps often use a combination of imagery, video, sound, and other sensory inputs to create a multidimensional experience for the user. Experiential mapping is becoming increasingly popular as technology continues to evolve and users demand more engaging and interactive experiences. By providing a multisensory experience, experiential maps have the potential to enhance our understanding and appreciation of the world around us.