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29 June 2011

Last Chance -The Beauty of Maps - BBC Series

Last Chance -The Beauty of Maps - BBC Series

This is the last chance you will get to view this series.
According to the new source (below) this will NOT be made available on DVD or BluRay .


"Seeing The Art In Cartography"
An amazing array of interesting cartographic maps spanning centuries of maps that changed the perception of the world we see today.

Psalter 1260 Map

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcfour/beautyofmaps/historical_maps.shtml#/psalter/intro/

Desceilers World Map 1550

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcfour/beautyofmaps/historical_maps.shtml#/desceliers/intro/

Digital World Internet Data Movement Map

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcfour/beautyofmaps/digital_worlds.shtml#/digital-worlds/highlights/global-data-exchange/


Clips can be previewed (UK only? iplayer restricts uk only - advise foxyproxy & a uk proxy)
If you use get_iplayer with Tor (Tor, Polipo and Vidalia bundle) even better

*Can be seen on BBC Four in the coming weeks or on the BBC iPlayer

1/4. The story of the Hereford Mappa Mundi, the largest intact Medieval wall map in the world.
Next Monday 19th April, 20:30 BST on BBC Four
Medieval Maps - Mapping the Medieval Mind

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00s2w83

Beauty of Maps main page
http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcfour/beautyofmaps/index.shtml

Also see 'Animated History of European Mapmaking'
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/interactive/animations/map_making/index_embed.shtml

Look out for "Windows on the World" [starts Sunday 18 April 2010 21:00 BST BBC4 & HD]
"In a series about the extraordinary stories behind maps, Professor Jerry Brotton uncovers how maps aren't simply about getting from A to B but are revealing snapshots of defining moments in history and tools of political power and persuasion."

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00s2wvh
(thanks for the reminder from @steev8)

NEW source:
http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2011/06/29/bbc-the-beauty-on-maps/

source: @mapperz
Original Post:
http://mapperz.blogspot.com/2010/04/beauty-of-maps-bbc-series.html

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