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A journal about real and imagined spaces and places of the US South and their global connections

Enchanting the Desert: Visualizing the Production of Space at the Grand Canyon

University of Oklahoma
Published October 12, 2016


Nicholas Bauch discusses the making of Enchanting the Desert, a digital monograph based on a slideshow made by commercial photographer Henry G. Peabody between 1899–1930 at the Grand Canyon in Arizona. The project reconstructs Peabody's slideshow in an interactive digital medium, allowing readers to place the slides in a greater geographical context through the web application.

During the spring semester of 2016, Emory University's "MAP IT | Little Dots, Big Ideas" series featured lectures by humanists who are at different stages of their careers and are engaged in cutting-edge digital mapping projects. This lecture also appears in the "Digital Spaces" series, an ongoing collection of interdisciplinary, multimedia projects that deploy digital scholarship in the study of real and imagined geographies.


Question and Answer Session

About the Speaker

Nicholas Bauch is assistant professor of GeoHumanities and director of the Experimental Geography Studio at the University of Oklahoma. In addition to Enchanting the Desert, Bauch's works include the forthcoming A Geography of Digestion: Biotechnology and the Kellogg Cereal Enterprise (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2016).

Cover Image Attribution:

The header image is a screenshot from Bauch's presentation. Screenshot by Southern Spaces, September 27, 2016.

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