Friday, February 13, 2009

Mapping your Mental Oakland

If you are a citizen of Oakland, it is your duty to go to this page and fill out a (not very terribly long) survey.

Robert Lemon, from UC Berkeley, will use the data to create mental maps. Mental maps are awesome: they describe a person's perception of their own world - in this case, neighborhoods and urban space within the City of Oakland.

Mental maps have been used in geography to understand individual perceptions of space and place for sometime. The method has proven useful in helping geographers understand how people perceive elements within the landscape for navigational purposes and to understand the cultural value of spaces."

Do it! For science! You know you want to!

The artwork is Mental Map: Evasion V, by Franz Ackermann.

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