Edge-Serpentine Map Marathon | Cosmic Variance

_[Edge][1]_ is collaborating with the Serpentine Gallery in London on projects at the art/science interface. Last year they looked at [equations][2]; this year they’re looking at [maps][3]. It’s a playful and broad conception of what constitutes a “map”; you will see a few astrophysical examples in there.

Here’s an excerpt from a [map of the emotions][4] by Emanuel Derman, based on Spinoza’s _Ethics_. I zoomed in on the cluster centered around pain, because that’s what people will be drawn to first anyway.

[![Map of Emotions, according to Spinoza][5]][4]

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[1]: http://www.edge.org/3rd_culture/ [2]: http://www.edge.org/3rd_culture/serpentine07/serpentine07_index.html [3]: http://www.edge.org/documents/Edge-Serpentine-MapsGallery/index.html [4]: http://www.edge.org/documents/Edge-Serpentine-MapsGallery/large-11.html [5]: http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/cosmicvariance/files/2010/10/emotionsmap.jpg (Map of Emotions, according to Spinoza) [6]: http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~a/L1dBRADOw7vYPOnnMuds4hEMOj0/0/di [7]: http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~a/L1dBRADOw7vYPOnnMuds4hEMOj0/0/da [8]: http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~a/L1dBRADOw7vYPOnnMuds4hEMOj0/1/di [9]: http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~a/L1dBRADOw7vYPOnnMuds4hEMOj0/1/da [10]: http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/CosmicVarianceBlog/~4/253I_SoaEP0 [11]: http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/DiscoverBlogs/~4/6ocr5fgCJfY

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