INFORMATION APOCALYPSE

The Seduction of Maps

		<p>Illustrations and musings on the <a href="http://www.vanshnookenraggen.com/_index/2009/02/unbuilt-robert-moses-highway-maps/">unbuilt expressways of Manhattan, the ubiquity of Google maps</a> and the legacy of <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Moses">Robert Moses</a>:</p>

What you need to be aware of when you are looking at a map is how it lies to you; it is a seductress. You think because it represents reality you can better understand reality, which is true only to a point. But when combined with the power and ambition of Robert Moses the maps seduction warped him and let him think that a line across the map represented far less chaos and destruction than he perceived.

Andrew Lynch

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