30 people at the University of Michigan Ann Arbor campus were asked to draw a map of the world from memory. This is the result.
30 people at the University of Michigan Ann Arbor campus were asked to draw a world map from memory. Most were 18-22, and there was a roughly even split between male and female. Most of them were American except for one Italian guy.
The image above is the digitally merged results. The bottom is a satellite mockup that was made in Photoshop from NASA imagery.
Again, it’s a mockup, not an exact replica of the real result. No, nobody drew East Asia or Italy that well, I just aligned them with the merged map and left the details because those areas were very ambiguous.
A few things to be noted here;
- No one even attempted to draw New Zealand.
- Madagascar appears to have disappeared as well.
- Iceland isn’t there either.
- No Greenland on there either.
- Looks like they got Svalbard in there though.
- RIP UK and Ireland.
- No one knows that Alaska sticks out.
Here are some of the original drawings.
I’ve seen this before, but seeing the individual drawings I haven’t seen.
Now I know that I should practice my world drawing skills for just this situation.
An entire continent seems to be missing – they also left out Antarctica.
Nice observation there, mister. I’m surprised that you pointed out Iceland was missing, heck, even Svalbard. But i have a feeling that you’re forgetting something…..hmmmm….oh yes! You forgot to mention SOUTH EAST ASIA. THEY EXIST TOO YOU KNOW.