In April 2013, in the wake of Russia's annexation of the Crimea, a Washington Post poll found that only 1 in 6 Americans could find the Ukraine on a map, and the average guess was wrong by more than 1,800 miles. America's oft-reported struggle with geography is really a symptom of a wider problem: "ingraphicacy," a deep discomfort with spatial tasks and diagrams of all kinds. But maps have been behind some of the greatest achievements in human history, from Columbus's voyage to the birth of epidemiology to the Apollo moon landing. In this keynote presentation, author Ken Jennings takes us inside the past, present, and future of maps, illuminating what they can teach us about design, our world and, ourselves.
Maphead, Because I Said So!, & the Junior Genius Guides