Euclid Does Kansas

[Image: It's back – and it's a real photo. "From space," we read, "Kansas farms look more like a geometric puzzle than sources of corn, wheat and other crops." From Earth, Kansas farms look more like (censored)].

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Blogger e-tat said...

Or is that Kansas does Euclid, in the mode of Leningrad Cowboys Go America? Walt Disney meets Bill Bryson?

It looks like the former editor of a geographical Atlas has reorganised the state into one of those charts that shows how much corn is produced in a given county, the ones with the various-size dots representing 10,000 bushels, 20,000, and so on.

February 18, 2006 5:07 AM  
Blogger Alexander Trevi said...

Or Kansas doing Euclid doing pointilism. So if you sit back a bit or squint your eyes, the image'll resolve itself into a profile of Abraham Lincoln.

February 18, 2006 6:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Actually it is remarkable, if we think of Virtrivius (via Alberti, and so on) and his notion of the circle as the boudaries of man's measure. So, we get things like crop circles (the traces/residual marks of agricultural endeavors), domes, and doughnuts.

February 18, 2006 9:15 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

nice find, geoff.

someone should do a powers of ten on that puppy.

February 19, 2006 12:18 AM  
Blogger mrhappypants said...

Being from KS, I can tell you that it's a lot greener and hillier than people realize... in the northeast anyway. From central KS on west through eastern Colorado, it's pretty much a wasteland.

February 21, 2006 1:12 AM  

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