I did this at the same time as I was writing the book.
What’s on screen is a digitalized version of one I made on a large sheet of paper, 167 x 132 cm; 66 x 52 in. It looks a bit squashed but it could be made bigger.
I think it would make a good poster to put on your wall but having just brought the book out myself, I don’t feel like getting into making and distributing posters. But if you are, contact me. (Click the image to view the PDF in full – please be patient it is a large file and may be slow to load).
This is what I’ve got. But it just doesn’t work flat like that. It needs to be 3D. (Click the image to view the map in full). How I envisage it is continued below.
Imagine a globe that’s used to demonstrate an airline’s routes. All the major cities are linked by lines that show the routes. London has a lot. Copenhagen has less. But someone wants to join the various cities by cutting through the earth rather than flying over it. So those lines are shown as well.
The words on the map are the cities – and I want to link them through the earth as well over its surface. So I need a 3D transparent or translucent sphere on screen, a sphere that allows us to zoom in on any word or phrase and ‘see’ what is there. I put ‘see’ in scare quotes because it will include words, images both still and moving, and music. And some of those words could be another map – another sphere – within the first, so that as you zoom and click, other worlds appear before you. Worlds within worlds.
If you have any ideas (hah!) on how this might be done, contact me.