An Informative and Entertaining Online Exploration of Maps

Map by Nicolas de Fer (public domain)

Scientist/philosopher Alfred Korzybski observed: “A map is not the territory it represents, but, if correct, it has a similar structure to the territory, which accounts for its usefulness.”

Korzybski’s comment is insightful because simplified representations of the world can (intentionally or naively) offer misleading narratives about reality.

Bending Lines: Maps and Data from Distortion to Deception is a wonderful online exhibition of maps, their construction and interpretation – provided by the Leventhal Map & Education Center.

2 thoughts on “An Informative and Entertaining Online Exploration of Maps

  1. Hi Bob, How are you and how are things over there? Interesting maps, how did you become interested in maps? Cheers, Kurt

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    Robert Koshinskie posted: ” Scientist/philosopher Alfred Korzybski observed: “A map is not the territory it represents, but, if correct, it has a similar structure to the territory, which accounts for its usefulness.” Korzybski’s comment is insightful because simplified rep”

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    1. Kurt, I’m noticing a couple comments you made via my website quite a while ago and I wanted to ensure you knew that my lack of response is because I rely on email instead of the web interface. I hope that all is well with you and yours as the pandemic continues to evolve. Best, Bob

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