Borgesian Cartography


Umberto Eco on the material specificities of Borges’ ‘1:1 map’ described in his short “On Exactitude in Science” —-
Geoff Manaugh and the New York Times on a new iPhone app that shows visionary projects for new york, at their proposed locations, the content changing as you move around the city, updated by GPS….
Borges’ ridiculous map will someday (soon?) be realized in a way that Eco couldn’t anticipate… through invisible layers of metadata……..

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