Forget cartography: Maps also serve humanistic inquiry. When I can't coax students to participate, I'll pull up a map and marvel at their volubility. In fact, I often use Saul Steinberg's famous New Yorker cover, "View of the World from Ninth Avenue," as an on-ramp for a conversation about bias. (PCMag readers might prefer Mad Magazine's Apple Maps version). As savvy consumers—and critics—of imagery, students are well-equipped to interpret maps.
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