HyperCities is a collaborative research and educational platform for traveling back in time to explore the historical layers of city spaces in an interactive, hypermedia environment. Bringing together the analytic tools of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and traditional methods of humanistic inquiry, HyperCities publishes research that critically maps and interprets a wide-range of cultural, historical, and social dynamics. The central theme is geo-temporal analysis and argumentation, an endeavor that cuts across a multitude of disciplines, including history, geography, sociology, architecture, cultural studies, urban planning, archaeology, and new media studies. Crucial to such scholarship is the reliance on new forms of visual and cartographic, time/space-based narrative strategies. Just as the turning of the page carries the reader forward in a traditionally conceived academic monograph, so the visual elements, spatial layouts, and kinetic guideposts guide the “reader” through the argument situated within a multi-dimensional, virtual cartographic space.