This American Life on Mapping

Filed in Maps and Cartography by on October 23, 2007


The radio show This American Life devoted last week’s broadcast to mapping (rebroadcast from September 4, 1998). The broadcast focuses not only on traditional mapping but also looks at mapping uses the other senses of smell, sound, touch, and taste. The first section of the broadcast profiles Denis Wood who is the author of the Power of Maps. Posted on Flickr are some of the maps that he talks about on the broadcast. While the broadcast may be dated, it is still an interested profile in how different people respond to the geography around them.


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