[Social Design Notes]: Despite increasing consolidated and homogenous media and increasingly pervasive Internet access, ideology exists spatially.
Six links in that posting. Click ’em all.
You’ll see a fascinating range of cartographic interpretations on the
Bush-Kerry election, which offer some very different perspectives on what the election actually disclosed about the mind of the country —
and which suggest very different political strategies for the
Democrats. Consider the difference (these maps courtesy of
Michael Gastner, Cosma Shalizi, and Mark Newman, University of Michigan) between this:
this map, it appears that only a rather small area is taken up by
true red counties, the rest being mostly shades of purple with patches
of blue in the urban areas.