'A Pear-shaped World:SUPERSEDED' operates across two modes:
The first explores the brutally concise language used in the Pears Encyclopaedia to describe countries across the globe. This data is here transposed on to a world map instead of the topographical attributes normally assigned; the mass of these nations therefore becomes directly proportional to their key socio?economic characteristics alone.

The second mode of the map explores the longevity of this terse data. The data used to describe these nations, especially when referencing fluid national attributes such as population, GDP and recent history, is outdated as soon at is written. As such this map is printed on newsprint, the thinness of this paper and its association with the tabloid lending to a throwaway approach to the World Map.
A Pear-shaped World:SUPERSEDED alludes to the inaccuracies of the political map and serves to question the role and agenda of the cartographer as author.

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This map will be featured as part of the Development Planning Unit, UCL, London mapping seminar entitled 'Exploring the Political Agency of Mapping and Maps'.
The seminar is taking place on Thursday 20th and Friday 21st of September 2012.