Friday, May 6, 2011

Maps of the mind

The Kingdom of Wisdom? The Isle of Knowledge? An Englishman's brain (where Total Concentration is not far from Ice Cold Beer)? There's maps of all of these? There sure are.

Maria Popova, a dedicated map-lover from Brain Pickings, presents seven interpretations of the human condition, "using the visual vocabulary of classical maps to interpret various facets of the human psyche--a genre that came of age during the late Renaissance, when it became known as 'sentimental cartography.' "

The article is at Human Cartography: Maps That Define the Mind.

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