Data as Culture - Art that uses data as a material
Humans have created various sets of instruments to help them find their way around the landscape: maps, signage, satellite navigation, etc. Maps are abstracted projections of the real world’s spatial arrangement, and whether intentional or incidental, they are loose artefacts of reality. For instance the geographical structure of transportation networks are often reshaped to provide users with more understandable transit maps. These distortions have a major influence on people’s perception of a city’s geography, to the point they get stored mentally and become the collective representation of the real world’s geography. Metrography explores this phenomenon for the most famous of the transit maps: the London Underground.