Hilarity, linguistically deconstructed

By Randall & Elizabeth
This week, both members of Mapped were in London. The reason, besides friendship, was to see Louis CK's standup in a ridiculously large arena show. I (Randall) am studying linguistics, for officialZ, and as a...

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Milieu and mimicry

By Randall & Elizabeth
You know the way everyone’s starting to sound the same? It's weird, right? Here at Mapped we've noticed a tonal shift, if not seismic, at least tremorous. The way we speak online tends to blur...

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Text and context, font and feeling

By Randall & Elizabeth
Words and fonts are like two sides of a very old coin. Because the style, size, and setting of a typeface sets a context - locating us in a place or a time, or provoking...

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About Mapped.

We're two writers who make web things. We're interested in what makes stories go: in our brains, online, in design, fiction, culture and everywhere.

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