Unmapping the Caribbean: Toward a Digital Praxis of Archipelagic Sounding

Tao Leigh Goffe
Tackling the conceptual grounds of how maps have been deployed as tools of imperial capitalist extraction, this essay critiques how the two-dimensional visualization of land has traditionally flattened the racial entanglement of the Caribbean archipelago. It explores how born-digital cartography can be used to open up a new sensory possibility for understanding space amplified by sonic and video technologies. The author embarked on the digital project *Unmapping the Caribbean* with her students and a team...

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