Maps! Maps! Maps!
We love the strangemaps blog, so coming across MAPCO (via the always-excellent Metafilter) really brightened up our Monday. The archive has high-res scans of historical maps, mostly of Australia and the UK. We’re looking forward to an upcoming release of the 1772 (pre-Haussmann) Paris map.
In keeping with International Anatomy, Medicine, and Death Museum Day, we present an internet weblink to A Short History of Anatomical Maps. We hope these memento mori will help you remember to enjoy life before it sputters out.
Art Fag City’s pitting (overrated light artist) James Turrel vs. Alice Aycock in a devestating expose of public sculptures in New York (catalogued via google maps). It’s part of the Let’s Meet In Real Life series that we mentioned a few weeks back with regard to SD Idea Man Jesse Aaron Cohen.
And look, they’re making a zine!
In keeping with the intent of the show â€” to reveal the behind the scenes operations of online work through the use of public physical space â€” we intend to use the gallery itself in the same way we employ the Internet: as a method of distribution. As such, the last two hours of the residency will be dedicated to printing out the findings and compiling them as a homemade limited edition zine. This will include individual works found on Google maps, a map locating all sculptures, and a lot of low resolution pictures.
In other google map projects, today we discovered SeeClickFix, which maps civic problems to be reported (by volunteer “fixers”) to 311.