Postspatial Awareness

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Journalist Simon Garfield explores¬†“why modern maps put everyone at the centre of the world” in the October 12, 2012 BBC article of the same name. In an age when navigation has become dominated by GPS technology, Garfield asks how the elimination of paper maps will effect not only the way we travel, but also the way we understand our relationship to the world around us. He further explores these issues in his book On the Map, examining historic and contemporary maps of various typologies to respond to these questions and postulate where this might lead us. For more, check out Garfield’s Website.

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