Monthly Archives: May 2011
Ludic derives from Latin ludus, "play," and is an adjective meaning "playful." The term is used in philosophy to describe play as an act of self-definition; in literary studies, the term may apply to works written in the spirit of festival. The concept of the ludic self as fundamentally defining human beings can be expressed by the Latin phrase Homo ludens, "the human who plays" (compare Homo sapiens, the human being defined by its ability to think). Ludic philosophy has also influenced the study of literature. Works such as Don Quixote by Cervantes and Seven Gothic Tales by Isak Dinesen are considered ludic texts because of their absurd nature.Wikipedia
"I think photomontages function like dreams. It’s impossible to dream of something you have no picture of, of something that hasn’t been reproduced by our visual culture."Artist Kristine Roepstorff
Conflations of the day: print room + performance = multiple video projections onto a wall in a regular pattern, like a print room; make-up + diorama = fantasy environment/landscape created through arrangement of beauty products; photography + painting = over … Continue reading
While doing research on “mapping” I came across the urban planning and design book “49 Cities”. I was struck by the simple, graphic icons on the cover of the book that represented the physical form of various city plans (realized … Continue reading
The visual form of the “Fish Eye View” method of visualizing data reminds me of: subway maps; magnifying lenses over text or pattern; grapes on a vine; nets; neurons; strings of data code.
The visual form of “cone trees” reminds me of traffic cones, bull kelp, agility cones, retro rocket ships, merry-go-rounds, and ferris wheels.
The visual form of “Hyperbolic Trees” for data mapping reminds me of the following: spider webs; organic branches; ferris wheels; bicycle wheels; dream catchers; neurons; dandelions in seed.
The visual form of “3D Circle Packing” reminds me of: fibre optics; bundles of cables; exhaust tubes; stacks of coins; rods and cones in the human eye.
The visual form of the “Circle Packing” method of data visualization reminds me of: bubble wrap; bundles of pipe; frog spawn; polka dots; hole punched paper; cellular structure; petri dish experiments.