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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 – Brain Pickings

Mapping the Human Condition

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.

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