by @philippschmitt on February 11, 2022
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Aby M. Warburg

Panel 39 of the “Bilderatlas Mnemosyne”

I often think of my stories as a shape. It's a globular mass of people, events, and details that are all connected somehow in a 3D web. And the process of writing is trying to project that 3D mass into 1D, one linear narrative, which is why the process can be so painful.
Karen Hao


Camille Henrot

Camille Henrot . Artist : Selected works : The Pale Fox

"being" writing: PDF/X, the Book, the pwd-protected blogpost, "final-final.docx" <br /> "becoming" writing: massive .md files incl. code and comments dissected to output excerpts, memes, tweets, .odt, .wav, clipboard-pasted html, deepl-translated rants, slides &amp; other nightmares
Silvio Lorusso


Today, a useful description that moves beyond the contested distinctions between space and place can be summed up in the simple equation: “space + meaning = place” [10]. Space is the abstract perception of the world around us and place is space as lived and experienced. Where the concept of space encourages a purely mathematical description (Cartesian or otherwise), place requires a more phenomenological, body-centered orientation. Casey (and Aristotle) would argue that space refers to objective geometrical extension and location, and that place describes our subjective experience of being in the world and investing a physical location or setting with meaning, memories, and feeling [11]


I’m standing on the shoulders of thousands of years of knowledge. I think it’s so important that we all recognize this. There is so much knowledge there that we’ve ignored.
Suzanne Simard

Finding the Mother Tree – Emergence Magazine

When you give yourself to places, they give you yourself back.
Rebecca Solnit

Space is something abstract, without any substantial meaning. While place refers to how people are aware of/attracted to a certain piece of space. A place can be seen as space that has a meaning.
Human Geography Knowledge Base

Space vs. place - Geography

Mariabruna Fabrizi

Architecture as a Mnemonic Device: Robert Fludd’s Temple of Music

A commonplace book from the mid-17th century

Commonplace book - Wikipedia

Card with "Sallie Gardner" in an altered 1879 edition

The Horse in Motion - Wikipedia

DataViz History: Charles Minard’s Flow Map of Napoleon’s Russian Campaign of 1812

The Earth seen from Apollo 17

The Blue Marble - Wikipedia