DrTimBallThis week we are once again joined by Dr. Tim Ball, retired professor of Climatology at the University of Winnipeg, for a wide-ranging conversation centred in the subject of... maps!

Ours is a multidimentional world, yet the ways in which we represent that reality to ourselves - and, perhaps more worryingly, find that reality represented to us by others - is very often "two-dimensional" (speaking both literally and figuratively). Join us as we think about Representation and Reality, and consider some of the problems that can arise when we mistakenly read the Map as if it's faithful to Reality itself.

(Please note: The Mind Renewed will now be taking a Half-Term break for two weeks.)

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[retirement, map, cartography, mental maps, Francis Drake, Descartes, longitude, latitude, sailing, Hudson Bay, British Empire, sea shanty, Mercator projection, Flat Earth Theory, Columbus, ancient Greek science, Copernicus, Canaletto, vanishing point, music, art, John Dee, Elizabeth I, Alfred Mahan, Halford Mackinder, Zbigniew Brzezinski, Rimland, Nicholas Spykman, Russia, Cold War, NATO, SEATO, CENTO, METO, propaganda, free will, Christianity]



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