Plotting a Route

Peter Gorman

a map is not the territory - a. korzybski

You can never make a journey without passing an intersection. The insignificant — a sidewalk meeting another or your laneway meeting the road; and the greater. Peter Gorman has documented many of them in the most useless way. 

Useless to navigation, maybe. But in an unfamiliar city, how much more useful is the confusing confluence of streets on Google Maps. Or Waze directing you to count lanes and bear left as you suspect the instruction has come too late, or too early?

A map can never exactly represent the territory, because if it did, it would be the territory. Imagining the traffic in Gorman's intersections, you can either get lost in the delightful nerdiness of it, or spark philosophical conversations with whomever is standing close enough.