Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Will Miss #14 - (literal) global perspective shift

Every once in awhile, I'll run across something small and fairly mundane which illustrates beautifully that we're all subtly steered toward a particular mindset as a result of the environment we grow up in. Every map you see printed in a textbook or on a wall map in America shows the U.S. and Europe prominently. In Japan, the globe is shifted so that Japan is the center of view.

I'll miss these little reminders that we all grow up subtly educated in the idea that we are the center of everything.

1 comment:

  1. This is pretty cool. I've never even thought about this before. It's like something you didn't know that you didn't know. I've never paid attention to the fact that North America was the focus of maps/globes here.


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