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Tasks / Ethereal Cartography

Make a map of something that does not exist physically.

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15 points
Level 1
In the zone of: EquivalenZ
Created by Pip Estrelle

Terms: sotpg

82 completed :: 164 in progress
Interested in collaborating on this: (no one yet!)


I am still unsure, but... +3
posted by Waldo Cheerio on September 24th, 2008 12:31 AM

I think this is the sort of thing EquivalenZ deals with? Pretending the digital is real, and the real is digital, right? In either case, it'll be hard to beat XKCD's map of the internet, but then again, that just makes me even more excited to see what we come up with. We seem to perform well under the pressure.

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posted by Absurdum on September 24th, 2008 6:51 AM

Does it HAVE to be the internet though? Surely there are other intangibilities to map... Emotions, the supernatural, what have you...

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posted by teucer on September 25th, 2008 8:47 AM

Ah, but EquivalenZ does not and never has limited itself to the internet. This is the group, remember, that had the tasks Simulated Personal Artifact (about duplicating an item you own), Sports Basement (creating homemade sports equipment), and Cure Female Hysteria ("Reverse-engineer a pleasure").

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posted by Dopey on October 15th, 2008 6:54 PM

yes, the internet is just one very very small part of this. very interesting task

I am sure.
posted by Kushiel's Servant on November 17th, 2008 2:13 AM

This task is perfect for EquivalenZ. The VR world is simulacrum of society, and the task states: to create a copy, in abstract form(in this case I believe that a map is abstract), of something that does not exist physically, i.e. VR. This does Not limit us to the internet. On the contrary it seems that EquivalenZ is anything that can be expressed in the digital/VR world.
Think of an MMORPG (Massive Multi-player On-line Role Playing Game) and try to come up with any way to make it more realistic. This task takes the possibility for any physical element and completely discards it, which leaves us with only the most incorporeal of circumstances. If you can imagine it, but not put any of the seven senses to it (yes, there are seven) then it is fair game.

perfection is what we strive for
posted by Pip Estrelle on December 20th, 2008 1:26 AM

Taste, touch, smell, hearing, sight, vestibular and common?

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posted by Tøm on February 8th, 2009 1:57 PM


wait so
posted by Alexis Collins on September 11th, 2009 12:03 AM

this could be something like a fantasy map no?

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posted by Conor on October 29th, 2010 11:50 AM

haha I do this all the time anyway :P


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Ethereal Cartography by Burn Unit January 12th, 2009 10:06 PM

This is a map of my personal Republic of Desire, representing thirty years of projected fantasia on the theme of travel and imagination. The capital is Minn, a kind of composite of the Minneapolis of my dreams and wishes. My hometown is Hope, a few ...

15 + 91 points :: 5 comments :: 21 votes
Ethereal Cartography by Morte November 7th, 2008 3:05 PM

I decided to make a map of my thoughts and feelings from the time that I left work last night until the time I got home. The interesting bit is in the middle, which led to a detour several hours removed in time and countries away in feeling. I don't...

15 + 88 points :: 23 comments :: 22 votes
Ethereal Cartography by October November 28th, 2008 4:57 PM

I have this problem with procrastination, that intangible element that has so many negative effects on my life. I thought it would be interesting to map out some of the paths I take to get AWAY from whatever it is I have to do, even if it's the simpl...

15 + 76 points :: 10 comments :: 20 votes

For our first task as SF0 noobs, MisterEnt (my illustrious boyf) and I (also rather illustrious) teamed up to do some serious ethereal cartography. We brainstormed a few different ideas, but ultimately landed on creating a map of our relationships wi...

15 + 61 points :: 3 comments :: 14 votes :: 2 collaborators

This map, it is a Gogilan map, for while those things people throw away are trash, and thus physical, their potential is purely in the realm of the imagined. A scavenger, browsing other people's trash the way a reader browses a library, gains not onl...

15 + 51 points :: 11 comments :: 13 votes :: 2 collaborators
Ethereal Cartography by Mr Everyday October 18th, 2008 4:17 AM

Well then, I decided that for my completion I would map Nostalgia. Or rather not Nostalgia exactly, but the feeling described in Japanese as "Natsukashii" (Or, to make it a noun, "Natsukashisa"). It's one of those annoying words t...

15 + 50 points :: 13 comments :: 20 votes
Ethereal Cartography by transit monkey August 3rd, 2010 10:32 PM

I'm sure you all know about the whole Chernobyl debacle back in the 80s. It was a pretty big deal and most people have heard of it. What a lot of people don't know about Chernobyl, though, is the city that was undoubtedly the most affected by the dis...

15 + 42 points :: 2 comments :: 10 votes
Ethereal Cartography by Teeth Beetles December 28th, 2008 12:50 PM

I decided to map human emotions, more or less. The eastern hemisphere are less active emotions, an the western hemisphere is more exciting or arousing emotions. The northern pole concerns more positive, and the southern more negative. Map is not nec...

15 + 41 points :: 5 comments :: 11 votes
Ethereal Cartography by Juliette November 1st, 2009 10:07 PM

I immediately decided I wanted to map my relationships within my closest circle of friends. If we were all plainly and truly friends, it would be an easy circle with chords between each pair, but that is unfortunately not so. There are a few notable ...

15 + 40 points :: 1 comment :: 13 votes
Ethereal Cartography by David MUCØ February 20th, 2009 11:48 AM

A map of the financial world Inspired by some of the greatest minds of the last century! To be precise, by this song:

15 + 37 points :: 4 comments :: 9 votes
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