Thursday, September 8, 2011

Axis of anything

This week's animated map Thursday is an interactive online art piece by Golan Levine. Go to the site (click here) and select any 3 countries and the map will tell you what they can be an axis of. Here, for example, we have Greece, Turkey & Hungary, which comprise the "Axis of oil-producing, pepper-producing, US-bullet-buying, border-disputing, former Ottoman, former Roman countries"... of course what I was actually going for was "Axis of countries whose names sound very food-related in English"

This art piece was created in 2002 after George W. Bush's "Axis of Evil" speech.  More information about the piece is here. More interactive artwork by Mr. Levine is at his "Flong" site (I particularly like The Secret Life of Numbers, but I'm not entirely sure why). ... and a presentation by Mr. Levine at TED.

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