Vol. 13 No. 2 (2020): Reading Philosophy Through Archives and Manuscripts
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The map: a medium of perception. Remarks on the relationship between space, imagination and map from Google Earth

Tommaso Morawski
Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, DFG-Graduiertenkolleg Medienanthropologie
Published December 19, 2020
Keywords
  • Maps,
  • Google Earth,
  • spatiality,
  • cartography,
  • perception
How to Cite
Morawski, T. (2020). The map: a medium of perception. Remarks on the relationship between space, imagination and map from Google Earth. Aisthesis. Pratiche, Linguaggi E Saperi dell’estetico, 13(2), 185-197. https://doi.org/10.13128/Aisthesis-11219

Abstract

Starting from the concept of Digital Earth, the article questions the effects that Google’s geo-spatial applications have produced on our daily relationship with information, and the way we experience the spaces around us. Its aim is twofold: on the one hand, I intend to examine the implications that bring Google’s digital maps closer to the invention of the print or telescope; on the other hand, I intend to explain, through a medio-anthropological investigation, how the map, as a medium of perception, falls not only de facto, but also de jure, into the field of aesthetics.

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