Friday, May 18, 2007

Top 6 Friday: Alternative World Views

1.Using a satellite.

Google Earth

2. Peters Map

I first discovered the merits of this area accurate view of the world on an episode of ‘The West Wing’. This for me is a prime example of how limited our perception of things can be. We accept one view because it is universally accepted but there are often better and truer versions we might not be aware of. Visit this website.

3. Upsidedown View of the World (Left) You spend some time down under, you come to appreciate things from their perspective.

4. CIA World Fact Book Facts, clear and simple, a good starting point for any research.

5. Think Small

See: James and the Giant Peach, Fantastic Voyage, The Borrowers, Honey I Shrunk the Kids.

6. Look up and out to the cosmos.( This website catalogues what we should be seeing in our night sky. What a more insightful act than to realise how complex a planet we live on before trying to grasp how little space we occupy on a far grander scale.

No comments: