(pintura de jean dubuffet, "cert-volant le digite", 1969)
"It has long been recognized that mapping is a process of creating, rather than revealing, knowledge. Throughout the process of creation, a large number of subjective - often unconscious - decisions are made about what to include and what to exclude, how the map will look, and what the map is seeking to communicate. In other words, a map is imbued with the values and judgements of the people who construct it. Moreover, they are undeniably a reflection of the culture and broader historical and political contexts in which their creators live. As such, maps are not objective, neutral artefacts but are constructed in order to provide particular impressions to their readers." (1)
martin dodge e rob kitchin
(1) DODGE, Martin e KITCHIN, Rob - Atlas of cyberspace [Em Linha]. Pearson Education Ltd, 2001. [Consult. 23 Fev. 2010 03.17]. Disponível em http://personalpages.manchester.ac.uk/staff/m.dodge/atlas/Atlas_with_cover_low.pdf. ISBN 0-201-74575-5. p. 3.