Map, Worldmapper Project: Global Internet Use 1990 and 2007, 2007
Digital print on archival paper. Museum purchase from General Acquisitions Endowment Fund. 2012-19-1.
Why is this in our collection?
The field of information graphics has added a new dimension to contemporary graphic design. The Worldmapper project, which was featured in the museum’s 2010 National Design Triennial, Why Design Now?, enables an expansive mapping system. It was invented by a group of geographers from the Social and Spatial Inequalities Research Group at the University of Sheffield, England (Dan Dorling, Graham Allsopp, Anna Barford, Benjamin Wheeler, and John Pritchard), with the assistance of Mark Newman, a physicist from the University of Michigan. The Worldmapper system is able to convert statistical information into an easy to understand colored map (known as a cartogram or a density equalizing map) in which countries... more