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David Foster Wallace’s ‘Infinite Jest’ Plotted On Web Map Project

Author David Foster Wallace‘s iconic book Infinite Jest has been brought to life in map form thanks to the work of D.C.-based artist William Beutler. Infinite Atlas, as the  project is called, chronicles all of the locations mentioned in the book, both real and fictional, and pinpoints them on a map. Users can search entires on the map and read footnotes about the locations and how they apply to the various characters in the book.

AppNewser has more about how it works: “Entries on the map include the page number, a description of the place and the characters involved. For example, ‘Marlborough/Marlboro Street’ first appears on page 23. Here is the description: “location of prestigious gallery where the ‘last woman’s  old art through / location of brownstone where JOI and Avril lived before Mario and HI were born.” Readers can also search the map based on a list of characters.”

The project was born out of Beutler’s first effort, which he called Infinite Boston, which launched in July. Infinite Boston included about 50 locations around the city of Boston.

A printed version of the Infinite Atlas Map is available for purchase.

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