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Project F: Mapping the mapping

We had a talk in the morning and presented all the status of our projects. I realized I am afraid to get stucked, to be nailed down, to be fixed and ascribed. I am questionning classifications. My notion to be many, having different several identities and email adresses for different contact groups. My longing for freedom and my searching for a global tolerance. Tim gave me a good answer by proposing that this is maybe my topic - to try find things which won't give me efinition, which defy classification. This leads me to the term indetermination and ascription and the observance that human beings have a notion for stability and systems.

CupMapping.jpg
Mapping of a Cup


Bruno Latour on Mapping Controversies in Science and Technology for Politics
Helps a bit in this djungle!
www.mappingcontroversies.net

But hey, there is more:
Another mapping tool for public debates with preset maps!
Map on Western Philosophy
Here as download as pdf-wallpaper in fulll length, fully extended.

Or a quick screenshot of the centre part of this map:
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another map:
Mapping of: Everything open and free


Ok now: this is a first draft for mindmap on the term Indetermination. It is difficult to map an abstract term or concept.
I want to look for an indetermintated object like this one below and map it. Maping the unknown.

wrappedtable.jpg

And it is difficult to take decisions with so much knowledge, input, maps. I wonder if we are overmapping the world?
What are we doing with all this information? Nobody is able to process it!
Not sure if mapping helps :-)


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mindmap on indetermination




Conclusion: At least the maps indicate an element of diversity, flux and indetermination.
So maybe the aesthetic of a map or a network can be a leading principle for my visual research and approach.
I feel two souls in me: the need as a designer to optimize, reduce and make clear while on the other side to show the real picture, the completeness and fullness, richness of an aspect.