An Atlas of Alternative Maps by Tim Berners-Lee, Ed Ruscha, Yoko Ono

An Atlas of Alternative Maps by Tim Berners-Lee, Ed Ruscha, Yoko Ono, Damien Hirst, John Maeda, Kevin Kelly, John Baldessari, and More

Excerpt:

Just when it might seem like the world doesnt need another book about maps, Mapping It Out: An Alternative Atlas of Contemporary Cartographies (public library) a magnificent compendium envisioned and culled by legendary curator Hans Ulrich Obrist proves otherwise. With more than 130 maps by a wide-ranging roster of luminaries spanning art, science, technology, literature, architecture, film, and more including John Baldessari, Tim Berners-Lee, Louise Bourgeois, Yoko Ono, Kevin Kelly, Damien Hirst, Ed Ruscha, John Maeda, Sean Carroll, Douglas Rushkoff, and Marcus du Sautoy the book offers a living reminder that rather than objective representations of reality, maps are invariably projections in both the literal and the metaphorical sense, projecting onto the world the mapmakers subjective, abstract, psychoemotionally charged ideas about what is real and meaningful.

http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2014/08/18/mapping-it-out-obrist/

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