The Google team has compiled a series of Landsat images to show significant changes on Earth over time - Dubai, Columbia Glacier retreat, Las Vegas growth, Amazon deforestation, and more. Very cool!
This Thursday May 2, 2013, Come to First Thursday in the Pearl and view the creative Mental Maps of Portlanders!
Time: 6:00pm until 10:00pm
Where: Will Call Art Gallery 625 NW Everett # 108
"As adults our mental maps are a potpourri of fact and fiction, gleaned through a haphazard combination of direct and indirect, and extrasensory experience. Some aspects of it are egocentric and based on connected paths, while other bits are geocentric and based on Euclidean distance-direction relations. We have forgotten some things and seen others incorrectly. Our fears and prejudices and longings have biased our way of looking at the world. It is understandable that a combination of these factors may badly warp our image of the environment.“