The map: a medium of perception. Remarks on the relationship between space, imagination and map from Google Earth
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Copyright (c) 2020 Tommaso Morawski
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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.