Mappe dell'immaginazione

Su un blog letterario interessante, Nick's Café Canadien, ho trovato un lungo e affascinante articolo sulle mappe dell'immaginazione. "It is hard | to imagine a world | without maps. Maps govern the way we think about space, and that extends to imaginary or hypothetical spaces. Without a graphic representation on paper or in our heads, our plans for things not yet built - homes, roads, electric circuits - may be cloudy and ambiguous. They may lack precision in the same way we have trouble with describing things that are outside our linguistic abilities. This is a negative definition of maps as a form of language: to be without a map is to be without language, and it impedes us from communicating ideas in the mind - to others, yes, but also to ourselves". nicolastam.

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