Mapping reality . . . or fiction?
Published Thursday, November 17, 2005 by CCAer | E-mail this post
The dividing line between reality and fiction can at times be a little hazy, particularly in the neighbourhood of Hollywood, California. Google GlobeTrotting
has a number of links to air photos and maps of Wisteria Lane
(the best of which is the Google Earth
link), the setting for the popular television show Desperate Housewives
. The air photos clearly display the street
, complete with sidewalks, cars and houses but the street doesn’t exist. It does not show up on street maps
(or at least not in Google Maps
). What is being mapped here? Or not being mapped? If a map is a representation of reality, what is “reality”?