Tuesday, August 12, 2008

One island in one ocean

The Dymaxion map of the Earth is a projection of a global map onto the surface of a polyhedron, which can then be unfolded to a net in many different ways and flattened to form a two-dimensional map which retains most of the relative proportional integrity of the globe map. It was created by Buckminster Fuller

Well that puts things in perspective, not only have we been led to believe a skewed view of the world but the connection also hits home in the geometric grand unified theory.

Fuller claimed his map had several advantages over other projections for world maps. It has less distortion of relative size of areas, most notably when compared to the Mercator projection; and less distortion of shapes of areas, notably when compared to the Gall-Peters projection. Other compromise projections attempt a similar trade-off.
More unusually, the Dymaxion map has no 'right way up'. Fuller frequently argued that in the universe there is no 'up' and 'down', or 'north' and 'south': only 'in' and 'out'. Gravitational forces of the stars and planets created 'in', meaning 'towards the gravitational center', and 'out', meaning 'away from the gravitational center'. He linked the north-up-superior/south-down-inferior presentation of most other world maps to cultural bias.

I believe it also shows and represents how little land we got. All of "known" life resides on these islands, in a border less sphere. For some reason its been thrown aside for years. I believe concepts like these only lead to others that the truth doesnt want you to find out.

Human Migratory patterns.


Anonymous said...

make a southern pole centric one. -ant

FredB said...

do you know of a map that shows the continental drift at the moment?