James Cheshire

Atlas of the Invisible
  • Atlas of the Invisible

  • Humans create data with nearly everything we do. This world of information is invisible, but it shapes society in profound ways. In Atlas of the Invisible, award-winning geographer-designer team James Cheshire and Oliver Uberti redefine what an atlas can be. Transforming enormous data sets into rich maps and cutting-edge vizualisations, they uncover truths about our past, reflect who we are today, and highlight what we face in the years ahead. With their joyfully inquisitive approach, Cheshire and Uberti explore happiness and anxiety levels around the globe; they trace the undersea cables and cell towers that connect us; they examine hidden scars of geopolitics; and illustrate how a warming planet affects everything from hurricanes to the hajj. Years in the making, Atlas of the Invisible invites readers to marvel at the promise and peril of data, and to revel in the secrets and contours of a newly visible world.

Dr. James Cheshire is a Professor of Geographic Information and Cartography at University College London. In 2017, he received the Royal Geographical Society's Cuthbert Peek Award for 'advancing geographical knowledge through the use of mappable Big Data' and aged 32, he is one of the youngest people promoted to full professor in the UK.

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