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English artist Grayson Perry‘s 2004 Map of an Englishman portrays his mind in a mock-Tudor etch of an imaginary island, surrounded by the “seas” of his perceived psychological flaws — desires, vanities, prejudices, fears. The island itself is vaguely brain-shaped, turning the map into a kind of cartographic phrenology of the self.

Mapping the Human Condition

WOMEN IN DEVELOPMENT - Corriere della Sera - La Lettura on Behance

Women In Development - Corriere Della Sera - La Lettura On Behance - 57903 - Buamai

The Psycograph was patented in 1905 by Henry Lavery of Superior WI.

The museum's most popular device is the Psycograph, an antique phrenology machine, patented in 1905 by Henry Lavery of Superior, WI.

A Field Guide to Getting Lost: Rebecca Solnit on How We Find Ourselves – Brain Pickings

A Field Guide to Getting Lost: Rebecca Solnit on How We Find Ourselves

A Field Guide to Getting Lost: Rebecca Solnit on How We Find Ourselves: “The things we want are transformative, and we don’t know or only think we know what is on the other side of that transformation… Never to get lost is not to live.

The human body as a style of subway map (subway maps are becoming an increasingly popular metaphor for network visualization infographics). Sam Loman’s “Underskin” Visualization source: http://www.just-sam.com/just-sam/index.html

Artist Sam Loman has created a lovely map of the human body in the style of the London Underground map. Okay it’s strictly not in the style of the London Underground Map because not all the l…

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