representation.systems
SYSTEMS OF REPRESENTATION
< RFC >

To be able to think and communicate current life-or-death topics has exceeded the descriptive reach of common language. A combination of capital-controlled manipulative media, a culture of self-interest with short-term arithmetic, advertising-powered capitalism, and yet still somewhat democratic control of politics, leads to unacceptable outcomes.

This is a open-to-add list of powerful representation systems, that might as such have power to inform & influence beliefs. Curated by @dcht00 and @chtotalism.


Table of Contents
1 Life representation
1.1     Thoughtspace
1.2     Living Context
2 Politics, Economics
2.1     Fact Checking
2.2     Subfinance
3 General
3.1     Subjective Time
3.2     Change dynamics
3.3     Subsets (Directed Venn Diagram)
3.4     Connectedness
4 (More types)
4.1     * narrative map/flow
4.2     * photography
4.3     * numerics:
4.3.1         * spreadsheets
4.4     * maps & cartography:
4.4.1         * psychogeography / drift
4.4.2         * curated tactical maps
4.5     * charts / dataviz
4.6     * theater and scenic arts
4.7     * hypermedia
4.8     * capitalist economics
4.9     * videos (youtube, etc)
4.10     * mystic-inspired objects
4.11     * film, visual poetics, ...
4.12     * technical drawing
5 *** ( MORE )
5.1 ( NEW + UNSORTED )
5.1.1     * Visual vocabulary:
5.1.2     * gov statistics departments
5.1.3     * (#hypertheory #philosophy) A Map of Hegel's Science of Logic
5.1.4     * "The Philosopher’s Web," Influences Connecting Ancient & Modern Philosophers
5.1.5     * (#topology #compsci)
5.1.6     * Gallery of Concept Visualizations:
5.1.7     * Visual intriduction to probability and statistics
5.1.8     * Graphs, maps, plots, ... of import/export by country
5.1.9     * Big Data+ML for social networks of the past:
5.1.10     * (large scale sat image auto-analysis → archaeology)
5.1.11     * "See the invisible" (magnetic fields)
5.1.12     * vikusviewer: "Explore cultural collections along time, texture and themes
5.1.13     * (evolution of symbolic cognition)
5.1.14     *  Distill ("dedicated to clear explanations of machine learning")
5.1.15     * Dynamicland: IRL computational medium
5.1.16     * (#scarcity) "These images have same pixels as number of members of the species"
5.1.17     * (#subflow) language to (en)code real-life behaviour
5.1.18     * time & space history of the squatting movement
5.1.19     * web corpus/mapping work: Diasporas Atlas
5.1.20     * energetics: "The power switch: tracking Britain's record coal-free run"
5.1.21     * graphical notation for lambda calculus:
5.1.22     * ourworldindata:
5.1.23     * Complex Network and Map of Western Thought →  Emergence of the Transnational Managerial Class Ideology
5.1.24     * loopy: a simple systems sim/game
5.1.25     * opensecrets:
5.1.26     * wtfhappenedin1971:
5.1.27     * simpliying economic models
5.1.28     * "A web version of the off-axis projection effect"
5.1.29     * "Notational compendium" : history of notation systems
5.1.30     * global energy flow & greenhouse gas emissions
5.1.31     * a representation (media) thought as (outcome) domains and co-domains
5.1.32     * Cross-Comparison as Reality check
5.1.33     * P2P Etnography
5.1.34     * Edward Tufte's "performative" dataviz
5.1.35     * printing graphs
5.1.36     * #polemics & argumentation maps
5.1.37     * "SOS":  Decision Making tool / syntax / graph network viewer
5.1.38     * antifascist space flight diagramming
5.1.39     * effective long-scroll, big number perspective (USA incarceration)
6 *** FUTURE WORK


Life representation


    Thoughtspace

middlemachine/David Potocnik, ~10.000 nodes, http://middlemachine.com (2011)

        https://archive.totalism.org/dcht00_mental_map.png

aka "connectomes"
aka "neuro-maps"



    Living Context

David Potocnik/Sara Vrbinc/Totalism Hackbase, For CHT 2011-2014

https://totalism.org/poster.png

🔗poster
🔗metrics




Politics, Economics


    Fact Checking

(http://www.politifact.com, example Trump's Truth-O-Meter)

http://www.smerconish.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/pfact.jpg


More sites:
    * NYTimes, example 2016 US Elections
    * factcheck.org, example, give bite-sized TLDRs and longer groundings
    * Google will reportedly launch truthness icons on search results



    Subfinance

Totalism Hackbase, Graph of personal expenses, http://totalism.org

https://totalism.org/pics/databox_subfinance.png




General


    Subjective Time

The American Time Use Survey is an ongoing program from the Bureau of Labor Statistics that asks thousands of people, what they did during the last 24 hours. See @.

https://i0.wp.com/flowingdata.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/American-Time-Use-for-Different-Groups.png?w=1800



    Change dynamics

* Ed Hawkins, Climate spirals (Global warming: Temperature + Time)

http://assets.climatecentral.org/images/uploads/news/5_9_16_Andrea_TempSpiralEdHawkins.gif

See:
    * Reproduced in Wolfram: http://community.wolfram.com/groups/-/m/t/859046
    * Updates: http://www.climate-lab-book.ac.uk/spirals/


* Wipneus, Global Sea Ice Area (NSIDC data)

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CxlmgydUoAAeYIZ.jpg

See:
    * http://sites.google.com/site/arctischepinguin/home/piomas
    * http://www.wunderground.com/blog/JeffMasters/crazy-cryosphere-record-low-sea-ice-an-overheated-arctic-and-a-snow


* https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-45653099



    Subsets (Directed Venn Diagram)

https://i.imgur.com/CZS2zGf.jpg

(via @)



    Connectedness

Mark Lombardi’s World Finance Corporation and Associates, ca. 1970-84: Miami, Ajman, and Bogota-Caracas (Brigata 2506: Cuban Anti-Castro Bay of Pigs Veteran) 7th Version. Photo by John Berens, © Pierogi Gallery, Donald Lombardi

https://static1.squarespace.com/static/560d02a3e4b069c6bac304d7/t/56252e9ae4b000b357f8b630/1445277341189/?format=750w

See @ for digitalized versions.








(More types)


    * narrative map/flow

        * 🔗glia-graph



    * photography



    * numerics:

        * spreadsheets



    * maps & cartography:

        * psychogeography / drift

        * curated tactical maps

        * Hours of Daylight on the Summer Solstice in the Northern Hemisphere
          https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CxK1PZgW8AAdeBH.jpg
          ( via http://twitter.com/Amazing_Maps/status/797899363477426176 )

        * Deforming maps based on statistics:
            
            ( via: http://metrocosm.com/map-us-economy/ )
            ( tool: http://scapetoad.choros.ch/ )

    * charts / dataviz

        * 🔗dev-charts <--------- #tomerge



    * theater and scenic arts



    * hypermedia

Ted Nelson!!! :
    * zig-zag
    * xanadu
    * intertwingularity
    * [...]



    * capitalist economics

essentials to a possibility of such a system

    * Stock pages:
        (and, as Marko Pogačnik / OHO, "thing as itself / embodying itself" ... not as "representation", but "embodiement")

    * Candlestick charts:
        * Patterns:
            https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Candlestick_pattern
            #astrology
        * Timezone ...:
            * UTC if not noted otherwise ?
            * (Would be great to see "most important" ticks noted - "Chinese wake up", etc)
        * "Why don't opens and closes connect"
        * [...]

    * Bloomberg Terminals

    * [...]



    * videos (youtube, etc)
        * population graphs : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DqKg5rWLpEo (density, distribution, age structure, growth rate, mortality/fertility, demographic transitions, future prediction...)
        * [...]



    * mystic-inspired objects
:
        * http://garudabd.org/



    * film, visual poetics, ...



    * technical drawing

:
    * exploded views & technical manuals
    * #architecture floor plans
    * schematics in electronics
    * [...]



<------------------ (new) TYPES ↑↑↑





*** ( MORE )


( NEW + UNSORTED )

:

    * Visual vocabulary:
        !!!
        data/relation type to appropriate visualization types
        http://ft-interactive.github.io/visual-vocabulary/


    * gov statistics departments


    * (#hypertheory #philosophy) A Map of Hegel's Science of Logic
        http://autio.github.io/projects/scienceoflogic/


    * "The Philosopher’s Web," Influences Connecting Ancient & Modern Philosophers
        http://www.openculture.com/2017/10/the-philosophers-web.html


    * (#topology #compsci) Neural Network Zoo
         http://www.asimovinstitute.org/neural-network-zoo/

"""
With new neural network architectures popping up every now and then, it’s hard to keep track of them all. Knowing all the abbreviations being thrown around (DCIGN, BiLSTM, DCGAN, anyone?) can be a bit overwhelming at first.
So I decided to compose a cheat sheet containing many of those architectures. Most of these are neural networks, some are completely different beasts. Though all of these architectures are presented as novel and unique, when I drew the node structures… their underlying relations started to make more sense.
"""


    * Gallery of Concept Visualizations:

UPDATE 2020-10-29 : SEEMS DOWN?
         http://conceptviz.github.io/ !!!
#LoL

STILL MENTIONED HERE:
https://www.informationisbeautifulawards.com/showcase/865-gallery-of-concept-visualization


    * Visual intriduction to probability and statistics
http://students.brown.edu/seeing-theory/index.html !!!


    * Graphs, maps, plots, ... of import/export by country
http://atlas.media.mit.edu/en/visualize/network/hs92/export/usa/all/show/2016/ !!!


    * Big Data+ML for social networks of the past:
        @Time Machine Venice
https://www.nature.com/news/the-time-machine-reconstructing-ancient-venice-s-social-networks-1.22147


    * (large scale sat image auto-analysis → archaeology)

    * Large-scale method to identify ancient human settlements and their connections with satellites
https://www.nature.com/news/satellites-expose-8-000-years-of-civilization-1.10257

"""
To sift through satellite images for those signatures, co-author Bjoern Menze, a research affiliate in computer science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, built on his skills from his day job identifying tumours in clinical images.
Menze trained software to detect the characteristic wavelengths of known anthrosols in images spanning 50 years of seasonal differences. This automation was key. “You could do this with the naked eye using Google Earth to look for sites, but this method takes the subjectivity out of it by defining spectral characteristics that bounce off of archaeological sites,” says Ur.  
"""


    * "See the invisible" (magnetic fields)
http://wwimd.xyz/?p=5


    * vikusviewer: "Explore cultural collections along time, texture and themes
    * https://vikusviewer.fh-potsdam.de/ !!! 


    * (evolution of symbolic cognition)

"""
I suspect you will greatly enjoy Pavlenko's book "The Bilingual Mind: and what it tells us about language and thought" http://hypotext.co/resources
        "e.g. What makes human language more powerful than "the communications of chimps"?  This table outlines the evolution of symbolic cognition, e.g. "mental time travel." The book then discusses the debate on how language development might influence cognitive development & vice versa" < 
"""

via https://twitter.com/hypotext/status/995118222834831360 :
via http://hypotext.co/ / Katherine Ye
via http://hypotext.co/


    *  Distill ("dedicated to clear explanations of machine learning")
        https://distill.pub/


    * Dynamicland: IRL computational medium

https://dynamicland.org/ @oakland

#learning #teaching
"""
        We are inventing a new computational
        medium where people work together
        with real objects in the real world, not
        alone with virtual objects on screens.
"""
#hyperspaces

Bret Victor / @worrydream


    * (#scarcity) "These images have same pixels as number of members of the species"

    * https://twitter.com/manojlds/status/1027921913765539840 :
These images have same pixels as number of members of the species.
Good job  @WWF
        show number of surviving members of species by pixels ...
        (Effective display of 10^3-6 set cardinality)



    * (#subflow) language to (en)code real-life behaviour
    * https://github.com/jxe/ceml :
        similar to:
            #psychogeography
            #subflow
            🔗reference-days
            [...]
    <joe.edelman


    * time & space history of the squatting movement

        SQEK / "movokeur" collaborative research map
    * https://notanatlas.org/maps/mapping-the-squatting-movement
    * https://maps.squat.net/en/cities
    * https://movokeur.wordpress.com/
    #activism #history


    * web corpus/mapping work: Diasporas Atlas
    "Diasporas Atlas aim at mapping and analysing the occupation of the Web by diasporas""
    http://www.e-diasporas.fr/
    !!!


    * energetics: "The power switch: tracking Britain's record coal-free run"
    * https://www.theguardian.com/environment/ng-interactive/2019/may/25/the-power-switch-tracking-britains-record-coal-free-run :

Britain has set a new record for going without coal-powered energy, but how long will it last and when will we ditch the dirty fuel entirely?


    * graphical notation for lambda calculus:
        http://dkeenan.com/Lambda/ :
        To Dissect a Mockingbird: A Graphical Notation for the Lambda Calculus with Animated Reduction
        (1996)


    * ourworldindata:
        https://ourworldindata.org/ :
        "Research and data to make progress against the world’s largest problems" !!!!
        ----------------
        * https://ourworldindata.org/grapher/covid-confirmed-cases-since-100th-case
        * https://ourworldindata.org/coronavirus/country/netherlands?country=~NLD
        * [...]


    * Complex Network and Map of Western Thought →  Emergence of the Transnational Managerial Class Ideology
        https://graphcommons.com/graphs/64d91469-5f7d-4dba-9204-c8574945948c :

        """
        Emergence of the Transnational Managerial Class Ideology
        By Orsan Senalp
        Tektology is a comprehensive methodology. Upgrading Dialectic and Historical Materialism of Marx and Engels, with Energetism of Mach and Ostwald, it was founded by Lenin’s most important challenger Alexander Bogdanov Malinowski, between the late 1890s and 1920s. It was developed as a radical critic of Taylor’s Scientific Management yet beyond that in order to look at the entire universe and all its properties from an ‘organizational’ and ‘class’ points of view; in order to discover and study common / general patterns and mechanisms in the emergence, transformation, evolution, and demise of all complex elements and systems forming human experience, and rebuilt it in an emancipatory way. Although it is recognized as the forerunner of the modern Cybernetics of Norbert Wiener, and the General Systems Theory of Ludwig von Bertalanffy, some claims that Tektology was going further then the two and foreseeing many later discoveries made in these latter fields, following the developments in the 20th century. 
        """


    * loopy: a simple systems sim/game
        https://ncase.me/loopy
        ----------
        part of explorables:
            https://explorabl.es/
            https://twitter.com/explorables
        ---------------------
        points to D.Meadows book:
            https://www.amazon.com/Thinking-Systems-Donella-H-Meadows/dp/1603580557


    * opensecrets:
        https://www.opensecrets.org/


    * wtfhappenedin1971:
        https://wtfhappenedin1971.com/ :
        a collection and co-position of a bunch of peculiar charts
        offered without an explanation
        ### !!! ... attempts linked → comments


    * simpliying economic models

https://twitter.com/leashless/status/1321476071766806529
"This should be a (very slow) animated gif of a 17 year old model of the economy that I built to explain the circular economy.":
    natural capital, financial capital, waste, by-products, consumption, production
<vinay.gupta originally a 2003 slide


    * "A web version of the off-axis projection effect"

#3D #threejs
(nice quick demo)
https://twitter.com/mlperego/status/1288390922716295169


    * "Notational compendium" : history of notation systems

### #toread !!!
https://github.com/prathyvsh/notation


    * global energy flow & greenhouse gas emissions

https://www.wri.org/resources/charts-graphs/us-greenhouse-gas-emissions-flow-chart
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0301421509006429 (2010)
uses https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sankey_diagram (=flow rate!)

http://www.sankey-diagrams.com/tag/ghg/

http://www.sankey-diagrams.com/world-ghg-emissions-2012/
Fuel → Sector → gas

http://www.sankey-diagrams.com/global-energy-flows-2018-2050-dnvgl/
... updated !

https://www.wri.org/resources/data-visualizations/world-greenhouse-gas-emissions-2016
Sector → end use → gas

___________

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/46496187_The_efficient_use_of_energy_Tracing_the_global_flow_of_energy_from_fuel_to_service (2010)
(paywall)
The efficient use of energy: Tracing the global flow of energy from fuel to service


    * a representation (media) thought as (outcome) domains and co-domains

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Function_(mathematics)
(aka SLO: "definicijsko območje" & "zaloga vrednosti")


    * Cross-Comparison as Reality check

        https://i.redd.it/0kvz7p5l1f131.png (cause of death VS media reporting)
        via https://ourworldindata.org/
        ties to #postmedia !!!


    * P2P Etnography

"""
P2P Ethnography, can be defined as a qualitative research design aimed at exploring cultural phenomena. Different from Ethnography, its aim is not to produce field studies or case reports, but to establish continuously available, accessible, participatory, performative and collaborative processes which allow gaining understandings about the knowledge and the systems of meanings in the lives of a social group, and its interactions with other ones.
"""
https://wiki.p2pfoundation.net/P2P_Ethnography
and
http://www.artisopensource.net/2014/07/30/communication-knowledge-and-information-in-the-human-ecosystem-p2p-ethnography/


    * Edward Tufte's "performative" dataviz

https://www.edwardtufte.com
https://www.edwardtufte.com/tufte/graphics/home_stalin_poster.jpg


    * printing graphs

<L> expo idea

* ... on transparent paper
    in layers
    so that the different steps / patterns / meaning layers can be added step by step

* See also this publication I made for an exhibitions:
    https://eliesdl.cargo.site/Views-from-above-1


    * #polemics & argumentation maps

also, demand totalist #numerics !


    * "SOS":  Decision Making tool / syntax / graph network viewer

(2020/10: alpha version)

"SOS is a Decision Making tool, a syntax, a graph network viewer and an XML file format."
https://sos.untiednations.com/
"""
SOS is a tool for groups to establish Issues, explore the Causes and Effects of any Issue and debate on how to deal with these Issues.                 Group members can then make Proposals on which the Group can act, not just to deal with the symptoms (Effects) but to deal with the root Causes.                Groups can also export a data file of explorations and discussions so that other groups dealing with similar or related Issues can learn from another's efforts.                Later versions of SOS will have an import feature to combine Skeins.            
"""

https://sos.untiednations.com/About
a wealth of decision representation & making directions !!!

### manual


    * antifascist space flight diagramming

https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-3eYBq_a1jl8/UsGWO_1PkAI/AAAAAAAAApc/QYFdZ-9O45Y/s320/blanco+10.jpg
#tee


    * effective long-scroll, big number perspective (USA incarceration)

https://mkorostoff.github.io/incarceration-in-real-numbers

<----------------------------------------------------- (new) sites ↑↑↑ ↓↓↓ some (sources)




    * (SOURCE) wolfram alpha and blog
###


    * Visualisation & investigation by Tactical Tech
http://twitter.com/seeingsideways


    * Share Lab:
         http://twitter.com/ShareDataLab / http://labs.rs/en/
###






*** FUTURE WORK

Direction:
    * construct reading list, akin to 🔗commonground
    * FAQ
    * find associates → info@totalism.org
    * [...]

Research topics:
    * linkroute <> representation.systems ?
    * #comphermeneutics ?
    * persuasion?, marketing?, propaganda?, [...]
    * "attention economy"
    * [...]






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