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Close Up at a Distance: Mapping, Technology and Politics

A key inspiration for one the protagonists of From My Point of View, Hagit, Close Up at a Distance is a book that explores the political geography of power, and the consequences of revolutionary shifts in our ability to navigate, inhabit and define the spatial realm, just as Hagit attempts to do using DIY aerial mapping in the conflict zone of East Jerusalem.

Author Laura Kurgan uses cases of mass graves, disappearing forests and currency flows from Kuwait, to Kosovo, to New York and Indonesia, to demonstrate her theory.