Why do we refer to our minds in terms of seas and cartography, anyway? Find out by consulting your sextant and the first online metaphor map. The chart boasts over 14,000 metaphorical connections, sourced from 4,000,000 lexical data points by a few Scottish researchers who now (presumably) have some excellent new phrases for spinning yarns and embroidering thoughts at dinner parties....more
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According to cartographers Stephan Hormes and Silke Peust, the Rumpus offices are located in the city of Saint Little Frank One in the great state of Land of the Successor, but we have writers and editors all over the United States of the Home Ruler....more
At More Intelligent Life, have a look at Geoff Sawer’s Literary Map of the United States, in which he has crammed more than 200 authors, poets and cartoonists into an aesthetically charming work of cartography.
The project demonstrates a “tight concentration of old-school stars in the east, and of younger, more experimental writers spreading, pioneer-style, westwards.”...more