Ward Shelley, Artist & Teacher at Parsons the Newschool for Design in Easton, CT, has created a map showing the History of Science Fiction.

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Why? It was one of several maps submitted for the 7th Iteration on “Science Maps as Visual Interfaces to Digital Libraries“. A little about the project from their website:

Places & Spaces: Mapping Science is meant to inspire cross-disciplinary discussion on how to best track and communicate human activity and scientific progress on a global scale. It has two components: the physical part supports the close inspection of high quality reproductions of maps for display at conferences and education centers; the online counterpart provides links to a selected series of maps and their makers along with detailed explanations of how these maps work. The exhibit is a 10-year effort. Each year, 10 new maps are added resulting in 100 maps total in 2014.

The map is pretty complicated and what blows my mind is that the original is hand drawn and painted on Mylar!! Holy crap! That is awesome!

Anyway, wanted to share.

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