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"BENDING LINES: Maps and Data from Distortion to Deception

Presented by Norman B. Leventhal Map & Education Center at Boston Public Library, Boston MA

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"BENDING LINES: Maps and Data from Distortion to Deception

A critical look at how to understand the world as it appears in geographic representations

FREE event running May 22, 2020 through May 2021!

From 17th century attempts to woo European settlers to the New World with maps that exaggerated natural resources, to a 2019 Sharpie-enhanced weather map designed to reshape the politics of disaster planning, maps and visual data have always been tools for manipulating reality.  In a wide-ranging, year-long initiative comprising exhibitions, programs and educational activities, “BENDING LINES: Maps and Data from Distortion to

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