→ Dangerous Diagrams

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While trying to understand some of my influences in art, design, technology and economics I started drawing 4 overlapping circles.  I then realize that this kind of diagram was too flat and simplistic to serve my purpose, since there were missing “overlaps”.  For instance, in the graph below right there is no area where economics and art meet each other without involving technology and design.  At the end I figure a graph/drawing that matched my vision of the relationship of these fields and that is in tune with the complexities of the fields.

Some weeks after I attended Johanna Drucker talk at UCLA Design Media Arts about diagramming interpretation and realize how dangerous could be to flatten information.

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