Published On Mar 29, 2023
For thousands of years, it was out of reach, remote, and desolate. How did we map it?
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My next video is live on Nebula NOW! It's about how the U.S. used coercion and paper contracts to steal the biggest thing it had set its eyes on: America. Watch here: https://nebula.tv/videos/johnnyharris-how-the-us-stole-america
Check out all my sources for this video here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1AffEArMzHYjDVqWKwMrBes9kFtibHyWFQ4TcLqWOtoE/edit?usp=sharing
Geospatial support for this work provided by the Polar Geospatial Center under NSF-OPP awards 1043681 and 1559691.
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Johnny Harris is an Emmy-winning independent journalist and contributor to the New York Times. Based in Washington, DC, Harris reports on interesting trends and stories domestically and around the globe, publishing to his audience of over 3.5 million on Youtube. Harris produced and hosted the twice Emmy-nominated series Borders for Vox Media. His visual style blends motion graphics with cinematic videography to create content that explains complex issues in relatable ways.
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Vox Borders: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hLrFyjGZ9NU
NPR Planet Money: https://www.npr.org/transcripts/1072164745
- where to find me -
Iz's (my wife’s) channel: https://www.youtube.com/iz-harris
- how i make my videos -
Tom Fox makes my music, work with him here: https://tfbeats.com/
I make maps using this AE Plugin: https://aescripts.com/geolayers/?aff=77
All the gear I use: https://www.izharris.com/gear-guide
- my courses -
Learn a language: https://brighttrip.com/course/language/
Visual storytelling: https://www.brighttrip.com/courses/visual-storytelling