|A Blank Map vs. A Blank Page
There are crucial differences between a blank map and a blank page. Unlike a blank page, a blank map:
- is designed by a cartographer
- is a frame
- represents a space or "territory"
- has orientation
- is readable
- has accuracy
- suggests scale (though may sacrifice exactitude in favor of visual utility)
- is informative (unavailability of data does not equal nonexistence of data)
- is something unexpected
There is nothing so perfect as a blank map. A blank map represents:
- all that can still be discovered
- infinite creative possibilities
- a clean slate
- a future of one's own making
- the difference between emptiness and nothingness
- freedom from error
- freedom from distortion
- freedom from bias
- an unformed universe waiting to be shaped
Below are pages from the Carte Blanche Atlas of Uncharted Territories
. The softcover edition
is currently available from Amazon.com for $8.
It's so difficult to empathize with yearbook editors. Not only did these ham-fists mismanage their content and find themselves inexplicably unable to delete blank pages, but they had the audacity to encourage folks left out of the yearbook to draw themselves and their friends in with crayon. (The implication is that if you
were left out, your loser friends were left out too.) Offensive. From Monclair's 1977 yearbook. For peace of mind, see How to Hoodoo Hack a Yearbook
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