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March 25, 2007 / ergonomic

Up Side Down

Imagen: What´s Up? South!
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library.
Disponible desde
Wide World of Maps y ODT Maps.

El mundo de cabeza es un ejercicio interesante que por sencillo que parezca es un juego que ayuda a cuestionar alguno de los paradigmas intocables de la sociedad contemporánea. Por ejemplo, ¿por qué los del norte siempre aparecen en la mejor parte de la foto? [vía Cognitive Mapping]


By creating a map with a totally opposite view point, the publishers are saying that there are other ways to look at the world. Their upside down perspective puts Africa in the center, flanked by Australia and South America. This orientation emphasizes the Third World countries, suggesting perhaps that they are also an important part of the world community and that we need to constantly reevaluate our perspectives (Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library).


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