Mapping Flow
Jonathan M. Gray

“Mapping Flow” utilizes Flash animations embedded in a PDF to explore the mutability of landscape and non-linear text. Taking the illustrated river map as a point of departure, shifting visual and textual elements contemplate productive tensions between changing landscapes and technologies that attempt to “fix” them in time and space.

At full size, "Mapping Flow" it is 8.5” x 36" animated PDF. In order to view it, download to your computer or tablet and then open it in Adobe Acrobat 9 or higher. Animations should begin automatically. Please note that browser plug-ins won't necessarily play the animations. You can download the free Acrobat Reader here.

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Jonathan M. Gray is an associate professor at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, where he teaches courses in rhetoric, visual communication, performance, and environmental studies. He currently holds the Minor Professorship in Creative Communication. His research focuses on the intersections of performance, rhetoric and environmental communication. His publications appear in The Drama Review, Text and Performance Quarterly, Environmental Communication: A Journal of Nature and Culture, Call to Earth, and Communication Teacher. His creative work has appeared in Xerolage, Rain, and Palooka: A Journal of Underdog Excellence. He is a performer and director, with two solo environmental performances currently in his repertoire: “Trail Mix: A Sojourn on the Muddy Divide Between Nature and Culture” and “Cross/Waking.”
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