The modern study of geography has moved far beyond believing purely in environmental determinism, though it's undeniable we're influenced by where we live. This is why the combination of physical maps with our own faces is so fascinating.
This is the work of RIT design student Philip Baudoin, who used an actual map and simulated vehicles to make this visualization of traffic patterns. It only needs the right data to be both useful as well as striking. [Philipbaudoin.com]