Vanishing point

Contributed by Morgan Fritz on 07 Apr 2014

"Mauricio Arango. 2005. Vanishing point. In Proceedings of the 13th annual ACM international conference on Multimedia (MULTIMEDIA '05). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 1067-1068. DOI=10.1145/1101149.1101380" Vanishing Point is a presentation of the world as it responds to international newspaper coverage - not a measure of what the world is, but of what is most newsworthy. Consequently, countries that receive less media coverage gradually disappear from view. It consists of an interactive world map connected to a database fed by international news sources, and exists both in the form of a website ( and as a physical gallery installation.The goal of this piece is to decipher the world that news media reconfigures and to observe if media coverage, or lack thereof, is creating a new cartography.


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