Monday, January 31, 2011

Africa in an Instant

Inspired by the Very Small Array map, the United States of Autocorrect, I set out to create a similar map for other locations in the world using Google Instant Search.

Naturally, I started with Africa.

After eliminating the insipid instant results, something even better began to materialize. The continent took shape as a collection of history, strife and misconception - but in words. The words appeared powerful and descriptive enough on their own that I decided to remove the borders. What resulted surprised me, a map I call Africa in an Instant.

Africa in an Instant

Click on the image above for the original large, high quality image.

Pretty cool!

4 comments:

  1. Thanks, Texasgeography

    This is one of my favorites!

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  2. I really liked your map. Cool! I wonder how Europe or Asia would look?

    -Chris
    www.brainpinata.com

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  3. Thanks, Chris, I've been thinking about applying this to another continent or regions of the world.

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