Molt Be Blog

Friday, February 02, 2007

New Projects...

Mark Lombardi: World Finance Corporation and Associates, ca. 1970-84
With my resignation from work solid, my brain has really started to free up... my mind is coming up with new ideas for projects every day. It's a feeling of freedom that I haven't had in about three years... we'll see how long it takes for a new spirit-crushing job to come along.

In the meantime, today's idea evolved out of a discussion with Meg on how I met R and spiraled into a discussion on how connected everyone is. I remembered having read about an artist who would diagram connections like this that had died recently (well, looking now, it was in 2000, so not-so recently... how in the hell did I remember that?). It turns out to have been Mark Lombardi, who would make art out of sociograms from social network analysis. Thinking back on this, I thought it would be really cool to figure out how to do my own socigram of all of the people that R and I are inviting to the wedding and have it posted up somewhere. It would take a lot of work... but then, I might not have a lot of work to do for a little while.

Other projects are in the works... some big, some small, all to be revealed when they solidify.

1 comment:

Valdis said...

Yeah, Mark Lombardi was cool. I saw his exhibit -- amazing work -- all done by hand! I write network visualization software, so I know how hard that is to do.

For your wedding network just write down each pair of friends/family that know each other like this...

Bill,Mary
Bill,John
Bill,Sue
Bill,Jerry
Mary,Sue
Mary,Joanne
Mary,Jerry
Mary,Oscar
... and so on...

send me the list and I will send you a network map you can post on the WWW or print out. It will take me 5 minutes as long as the data is in the format above.

For more on my network mapping software see:

http://www.orgnet.com/inflow3.html