Gwilym Eades on a new book examining paradigmatic shifts in cartography. He points out that while the book is welcomed, its lack of due attention to technologies, and thus new regimes of knowledge production, yields only a partial understanding. As John Krygier and I pointed out a few years ago, we can speak of a “one-two punch” of concepts and techno-capabilities here.
I would be interested in developing a “metaphysics of GIS” in this sense; a genealogy of its practices and ways of framing the world. What does it take as objects for example?