Anthropocene Worlds

Description

Geographer Benjamin Hennig’s world map is an example of a ‘cartogram’ – the result of algorithms turning complex data into visual images. The map blends area information with population figures to create a world map in which the densest and most populous areas are bigger. Most prominent are the vast populated regions of China, Japan, and India, and the white-coloured metropolitan areas of Beijing, Chicago, Paris, Mexico and Moscow. According to Hennig the world is now critically influenced by humanity, and so humanity has become the appropriate scale to measure it.

Full title:
Anthropocene Worlds
Published:
2016
Created:
2016
Format:
Map
Creator:
Benjamin Hennig (geographer)
Held by:
British Library
Copyright:
© Benjamin Hennig
Shelfmark:
Not in collection; www.viewsoftheworld.net

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