It’s all about how you handle Plan B…

Dear Students, Colleagues, and Friends: A little over a year ago my wife and I decided that we were ready for a major change in our lives — some new cultural scenery and a new academic setting. Reading a beautiful job description […]

“Looking at the Big Picture,” Cartographic Perspectives Open Access

Having recently become increasingly disgusted with copyright laws in general and with the extremely capitalist mindset of my mid-Atlantic environs in general, I am thrilled to be able to say that my latest publication is Creative Commons. It’s for everyone. Cartographic Perspectives is the bomb […]

Book Review of “The World at Their Fingertips”

Today my first publication, albeit a small one, under the James Madison University banner came out. My book review of “The World at Their Fingertips” by Geoff Armitage and Ashley Baynton-Williams just came out in Cartographic Perspectives 76. It was a good […]

Rethinking Concepts of Map Form and Style

PowerPoint Slide from Recorded Talk

A week after presenting at NACIS, I finally got around to recording my talk again and posting it to YouTube. The downside? It’s twice as long. (Hey, I was rusty!) However, the missing, “fluff” slides some people were requesting are now […]

#AutoCarto2014 and #Nacis2014 were a blast!

Just returned home from a stellar week in Pittsburgh attending and presenting at both the AutoCarto and NACIS Conferences. I am super stoked to be a cartographer again! The talks were all around excellent at both events. I will be posting […]

On the Road to DeKalb…

Excited to be heading to Northern Illinois University (NIU) tomorrow to give a coffee hour talk in the Department of Geography this Friday! I was supposed to give the talk last January but caught the flu. Thus, I have been popping extra […]

Slate Magazine Article about (Dumb?) Viral Maps

About a month ago I was interviewed by Ben Blatt of Slate about some really “bad” viral maps that have been making the rounds. These maps take the individual states of the US and associate them with random things like leading hair […]