Timespace, what elseMarch 6, 2009
I have been running with some students an experiment of hybrid narratives.
We have been writing personal narratives and collaborating in the non-determined manner, presumably we have simulated something swarm-like.
Now we are in the phase of collecting data and looking ideas for analysing what we experienced. There are many ways. Today i came to one of my old blog posting about time-space, which seems to visualize what i always imagine as the activity and meaning paths within one ecology.
Here is the idea of personal time-space from a paper.
I think what is possible to do on the basis of our dataset is to show something similar. I am still thinking how to put on one figure places, experienced entities and their transformations.
Let’s imagine places are real locative spots from where i collected content.
In the next layer (Brightkite) this content did a permutation. In the more next layer (in Flickr) it changed one more time. And in Blog as well.
Instead of time, i could use the quantity of impressions or objects from this spot.
And i think i also need something for distinguishing my favourite categories of objects, either by meaning, activity, narrative or so.
For example my favourites may be trees, birds, shadows. Or some particular tags that i use distinguish my categories.
It is still not clear how i will visualise it…
My data are currently in excel format.
If i could map more than one person into this space, i could see something similar to ant-road in our little narrative ecology swarm.