Wednesday, January 15, 2003

On Maps and Cities

Dan Hill on maps and Adam Greenfield on why the map is not the territory - which reminds me of Baudrillard's simulacra and discussions on the map preceding and engendering the territory, as well as ideas around mapping and allegory, and "the tendency of maps not to mean what they say".

And via Fabio Sergio: Andrew Coward and Nikos Salingaros' An Information Architecture Approach to Understanding Cities. Some interesting points here, and I also recommend Companion to the City and City Reader for overviews of cultural and literary approaches to urban life.


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