By experimenting with different scales of maps, I was able to explore how each scale affected the overall effect of the map. While the larger scale Bay Area and global maps provided greater indications of the locations they represented, the city-level map did a better job of showing of the level of detail that could be achieved with the laser cutter. In addition, different scales lended themselves to different expressions of identity. The San Francisco Bay Area map provided the best opportunity for expressing personal, annotated milestones. The Hermosa Beach map focused more on the place itself — every ally, park, and highway. The roads themselves evoked memories without the need for markers or annotations. The international map, in contrast, provided a blank slate onto which markers enhanced the overall effect of the map, rather than clutter it up. In the future, I'd like to explore how using different materials and spacing between each layer could affect the representation of the location.