Science Matters Brown Bag Forum: All Maps are Lies!

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About the Science Matters Brown Bag Forums

Science Matters Brown Bag Forums are monthly lunch-and-learn programs co-sponsored by the Linda Hall Library and the Kansas City Public Library. The events will be held in the Helzberg Auditorium in the Central Library. The forums will focus on science-related topics that impact Kansas Citians. Bring your lunch and join the conversation!


The November 20 program

Maps spur our imagination. Maps transport us. In maps we trust. But all maps are lies. Filled with examples of maps from the Show-Me State and beyond, this presentation will forever change the way you look at maps. You will come away as a more informed and discerning map reader with an understanding that “not only is it easy to lie with maps, it is essential.”


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Kelly Johnston is a Missouri native, raised on a farm near Warrensburg. He earned degrees from the University of Central Missouri and Indiana University. He has been a software developer and a cartographer, and he taught mapping at the University of Virginia. He grew up immersed in architecture and building as he worked alongside his father, a master carpenter who built their family home. Recently retired from Virginia, Johnston and his wife moved back to Missouri, where they restored a historic home, now listed on the National Register. He leads tours of the Frank Lloyd Wright house at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art and has visited 50 Frank Lloyd Wright buildings around the world.

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