Our systems of standardized measurement function as links between the abstract world of mathematics and the material world we live in. Whether through cartography or urban planning, we claim ownership through the act of measuring the space around us. The tools we use to perform these acts carry an artificially-objective authority that is usually overlooked, but profound.

This authority has stripped power from anthropic references and the human body. This authority has stood as justification of Western colonial borders and control. This authority paved the way for, and continues to underly, all of the work of global corporate behemoths today.