Keyword: Representation

Resources

The Shape of History

„But what would it mean if we took a different view of what visualization could do? What would it mean if a visualization was designed to be difficult and abstract? If it was intended to send us back to the original source of the data in order to make sense of the image we encountered? What if the goal of visualization was to allow each person, individually, to interpret the image for herself?

This was the aim of Elizabeth Palmer Peabody, the nineteenth-century writer, editor, and educator. Inspired by a system developed in Poland earlier in the century, she devised a method of translating historical events into shape and color. In her textbook, she explained her desire to appeal to the „mind’s eye“ so that each student could create a personal account of the past.“

http://www.shapeofhistory.net

Contra-Internet / Zach Blas

„Contra-Internet engages the emerging militancies and subversions of “the Internet,” such as the global proliferation of autonomous mesh networks, encryption tactics, and darknets. Contra-Internet aims to function as a conceptual, practical, and experimental framework for refusing the neoliberal logic of “the Internet” while building alternatives to its infrastructure.“

http://dismagazine.com/discussion/73352/zach-blas-contra-internet/

Micro Visualisations / Jonas Parnow

„How can Micro Visualisations enhance text comprehension, memorability, and exploitation?“

http://microvis.info

Association Machine / Hye Joo Jun

http://digital.udk-berlin.de/
http://www.hyejoojun.com

Rulers and Rhythm studies / Cevdet Erek

And similar projects.

„1. These rulers are not timelines themselves.
2. These rulers are timeline makers.“

http://cevdeterek.com/

Deep Mapping / Michael Shanks

„Reflecting eighteenth century antiquarian approaches to place, which included history, folklore, natural history and hearsay, the deep map attempts to record and represent the grain and patina of place through juxtapositions and interpenetrations of the historical and the contemporary, the political and the poetic, the discursive and the sensual; the conflation of oral testimony, anthology, memoir, biography, natural history and everything you might ever want to say about a place …“

http://metamedia.stanford.edu/