25 October 2011
18 October 2011
Since we live in a perpetually changing world, it's something of an aphorism that a map is out-of-date a soon as its printed. It would seem then, a futile task to make any moment in time, indelible. However, there are those great happenings in history that will always be remembered - for example, whilst looking at a marble bust of Julius Caesar; regal yet doomed, do we recall his betrayal. Likewise, what will future generations make of this marble map of Manhattan Island, New York - perhaps the map will stir up memories of September 11 or indeed the Great Zombie Apocalypse of 2012?! Whilst all other fragile map-formats perish by the wayside, the map literally set-in-stone becomes a lone survivor of a bygone era.
11 October 2011
mapped his brain. As a Being John Malkovich fan, this way of looking at the human mind as if it's a structured city that you can visit rather than a chaotic collection of neurons, makes a lot of sense to me.Where do we go to when our mind wanders? Where do our thoughts come from? - these seem like geographical questions just as much as psychological questions, wouldn't you agree? Yaron Steinburg certainly does. Using cardboard as a cartographic medium Yaron has