Following up on my earlier post on Ecotrust's pattern map of a Conservation Economy, WorldChanging offers a fascinating link-dump on the aesthetics of geographical and conceptual mapping. Of particular interest are a "What if" map that depicts how the actual life of its creator could've deviated--or still could as he moves forward, and a French site that correlates the country's vote on the EU constitution with bloggers and websites that supported the "no" campaign.
Another great mapping project/social critique comes from the Institute for Applied Autonomy: "a web-based application charting the locations of closed-circuit television (CCTV) surveillance cameras in urban environments," iSee helps users "find routes that avoid these cameras ("paths of least surveillance") ... allowing them to walk around their cities without fear of being 'caught on tape' by unregulated security monitors."
[Cross-posted on the Walker Education blog.]
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