Monday, 11 June 2012

Reality or memory

Two takes on the reality of maps in the news this past week: a report on an interesting local mapping of the tsunami-hit areas of Japan appeared in the Asahi Shinbun Asia and Japan Watch online about a map-maker trying to make sense of the streets and lost buildings. There's more to think about in terms of reality and memory there. Earlier, by coincidence, The Guardian/Observer had run an also interesting picture gallery of an exhibition at the London Map Fair, where one of the organisers states concerning maps: "The first thing to get over is this idea that maps are neutral representations of what's there."

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