Dark Continents: Critique of Internet Metageographies

“Individuals, communities and nations rely on [maps] to manage spatial and political complexity that would otherwise exceed human perception and memory, an

“Individuals, communities and nations rely on [maps] to manage spatial and political complexity that would otherwise exceed human perception and memory, and to adjudicate claims of ownership and jurisdiction. Mapping appears to be fundamental to human consciousness of space and time. All cultures record their experience in artifacts which are consumed in plainly maplike ways, though these artifacts may little resemble the brightly-colored wall hangings that most Americans (for example) recall from grade-school geography classes.”


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Date:
November 23, 2016
Author:
XPLANE