Monday, October 4, 2010

The Google Paintings

Like all good tapestries, Google’s temporal tissue tells stories. In Morocco, a field’s circular irrigation patterns reveal the seriality of blooming and browning:

Borges famously demonstrated the uselessness of a map at the scale of one to one; in the fragmentary short story “On Exactitude in Science,” he imagines its users becoming just as lost in the map as they were in the world. “In the western deserts,” he tells us, “tattered fragments of the map are still to be found, sheltering an occasional beast or beggar.”
from Mathew Battles, TimeZones

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