English artist Grayson Perry‘s 2004 Map of an Englishman portrays his mind in a mock-Tudor etch of an imaginary island, surrounded by the “seas” of his perceived psychological flaws — desires, vanities, prejudices, fears. The island itself is vaguely brain-shaped, turning the map into a kind of cartographic phrenology of the self.

Mapping the Human Condition

English artist Grayson Perry‘s 2004 Map of an Englishman portrays his mind in a mock-Tudor etch of an imaginary island, surrounded by the “seas” of his perceived psychological flaws — desires, vanities, prejudices, fears. The island itself is vaguely brain-shaped, turning the map into a kind of cartographic phrenology of the self.

The Psycograph was patented in 1905 by Henry Lavery of Superior WI.

The Psycograph was patented in 1905 by Henry Lavery of Superior WI.

A Field Guide to Getting Lost: Rebecca Solnit on How We Find Ourselves – Brain Pickings

A Field Guide to Getting Lost: Rebecca Solnit on How We Find Ourselves

A Field Guide to Getting Lost: Rebecca Solnit on How We Find Ourselves – Brain Pickings

The human body as a style of subway map (subway maps are becoming an increasingly popular metaphor for network visualization infographics). Sam Loman’s “Underskin” Visualization source: http://www.just-sam.com/just-sam/index.html

The human body as a style of subway map (subway maps are becoming an increasingly popular metaphor for network visualization infographics). Sam Loman’s “Underskin” Visualization source: http://www.just-sam.com/just-sam/index.html

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