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I'm hoping someone here can help me out. Quite a while back, there was a thread one here discussing movement, and someone posted about the perception that one gets when taking a long-distance train trip. It was specifically about the lack of acknowledgement one might get when stepping onto a tube (train), travelling a few hundred miles and then stepping off, giving a compacting idea to our notions of real distance in the world. (IE, that trip from NYC to Boston doesn't really feel all that far, even though it is).
They threw out a technical term that I found really interesting, but now slips my mind. Anyone have any clue what I'm talking about?
Cheers in advance.
Much appreciated jla-x, that is exactly the term i was looking for
And on a sidenote - does anyone here know of any architectural/design readings related to this?
cant recall specifically...but you may want to read (Census, Map, Museum by Benedict Anderson) its somewhat related to this idea of cognitive distance...you will have to draw the lines of connection though.
The map part specifically.....