Diameter 15 cm, white PLA 0.3mm
On-demand 3D printing
Production time: 1-2 week(s)
Around 2/3 of our planet is covered by water. Because we don't have many opportunities to explore the ocean floor, we imagine it as a vast and featureless expanse. But what would the Earth actually look like without its oceans? This globe reveals a detailed landscape of continental shelves, oceanic ridges and deep-ocean trenches. The result is an unrecognizable yet spectacular view of our planet.
152 pages, 11×18 cm, tritone offset
Softcover, 200 copies
Originally written as a master thesis for the Information Design master department at Design Academy Eindhoven, this book constitutes the theoretical basis behind the project The Legal Status of Ice. The research investigates the phenomenologies of 21st-century borders by looking at their cartographic origin. Through the analysis of two historical maps and the modern Google Maps web application, it is argued that the process of bordering has always been contextual to the scientific development of cartography. The current maritime border dispute in the Arctic Ocean is discussed as a case study. Due to the importance of the region for global assets and future geopolitical scenarios, the Arctic dispute can be considered a good paradigm of the contemporary border panorama.
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