Friday, February 6, 2009

So Many Ways to See Things

There are so many ways to see something. Take something as standard as a map of the world.

You can look at it in the "normal" way....



You can look at it in an old-fashioned way (Check out California. The understanding of California is definitely outdated)...


You can look at it overlaid with other information (this one happens to size countries based on population)...

You can turn it on it's side and look....
You can look at it with a different center of the world (this is an Al-idrisi map)...

You never know what you'll see!

So when you think you understand something or see something, rearrange it. Turn it upside down, move your vantage point, try looking at the way you used to understand it. Just change it around and see what ideas a new perspective can generate.




P.S. Yes, I'm a little bit map obsessed.

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