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THE GEOCOLONIAL SLOTS – Match 3 for Statehood!
|| 3/22/2007 || 9:36 am || Comments Off on THE GEOCOLONIAL SLOTS – Match 3 for Statehood! || ||

Screen shot below features 2/3 – American University Quilt & 1/3 Meridian Hill Park

I mentioned that I was thinking about doing some sort of gambling themed lost project. And after about 7 different random image generator scripts I settled on this one. On Firefox & Safari it doesn’t appear to work as I intended. When attempting to gamble for representation I found that the images were not randomly loading. So you will probably have to manually hit reload for equality. I tried a few different javascripts to directly reload the page, but none worked. So I am stuck with this slightly substandard geographic casino. Casinos are substandard anyways; just like taxation without representation.

This interactive geographic environment consists of the 2 types of map details from my Washington, DC map collection. The folder consists of the {name}-zoom.jpg, {name}-zoom2.jpg, {name}-cut.jpg, {name}-cut2.jpg– related to each map. The Zooms represent central details that geographic tessellations at two different scales. The Cuts are details of places and spaces around the map. The 144 different Zooms & Cuts were placed into 3 folders: right, middle, left. Each time the page reloads there is a 1 out of a 2,865,984 chance of winning statehood!

Six side notes:
1) One of my favorite teachers in High School, Michael Franchok, said, “Lottery is a tax on those who do not understand math.”
2) 144 * 144 * 144 = there is still a chance for equality.
3) Last night I got a magnet from the Prime Meridian from my friend Andy. He took a group of his high school students to London and toured around the countryside of England. Normally I get maps from distant travels, but this magnet is perfect. I am now always near the prime meridian now. Centered. Like 16th Street.
4) If you match all three you win! Please send me a screen shot.
5) You have the best chance of getting 1/3 right…..
6) Nearly infinite geographic jest!



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Last edited by Nikolas Schiller on 5/5/2010 at 7:41 pm



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