Geographer makes maps that reveal river networks as veins


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Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2017/08/04/geographer-makes-maps-that-rev.html


#2

Very nice.

A fav book of mine that has lots of really great map art is: The Map as Art: Contemporary Artists Explore Cartography It’s full of many unexpected creations.

Europe


#3

Wish he’d do a version of this without national boundaries, the river systems of North America which would show how connected Canada, the USA, and Mexico are.


#4

Veins - or savoy cabbage?


#5

I’m not sure “beautiful” is the right descriptor. “Interesting but a bit visceral?”


#6

Varicose veins?


#7

To the left of ‘Europe’ (across the ocean… open floor space) is a bull right about where Mexico would be. Bullfights? Hm.


#8

Yeah, and the green ones from an old Vulcan.


#9

If this could be combined with maps of fracking activity, what would we see - DVT, embolisms, or sepsis?


#10

All three, proceeded by convulsions.


#11

It’s interesting to me that these maps resemble veins so much and yet arteries look the same but travel in the opposite direction.


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