Mapping Stereotypes: all knowledge is contextual

Designer Yakov Tsvetkov (alphadesigner) has a lovely series of maps depicting how various people around the world see their national neighbors.

This is the view from the USA.

The series conveys a lot about insularity, provinciality, metadata, and the human drive to categorize (based on whatever aspects seem most important to them). Is it shorthand, or is it prejudice, or both?

Philosophical issues aside, this amusing series is definitely worth exploring. Bon voyage!

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