- Nov 2022
Mark: Cathy Marshall at Xerox PARC originally started speaking about information gardening. She developed an early tool that’s the inspiration for the Tinderbox map view, in which you would have boxes but no lines. It was a spatial hypertext system, a system for connecting things by placing them near each other rather than drawing a line between them. Very interesting abstract representational problem, but also it turned out to be tremendously useful.
Cathy Marshall was an early digital gardener!
- spatial interfaces
- human computer interaction
- idea links
- Tinderbox map view
- spatial thinking
- Cathy Marshall
- digital gardens
- mind maps
- information gardening
- Xerox PARC
- Oct 2022
History of Philosophy: Summarized & Visualized
This could be thought of as a form of digital, single-project zettelkasten dedicated to philosophy. It's got people, sources, and ideas which are cross linked in a Luhmann-sense (without numbering) though not in a topical index-sense. Interestingly it has not only a spatial interface and shows spatial relationships between people and ideas over time using a timeline, but it also indicates—using colored links—the ideas of disagreement/contrast/refutation and agreement/similarity/expansion.
What other (digital) tools of thought provide these sorts of visualization affordances?
- single project zettelkasten
- tools for thought
- zettelkasten examples
- spatial relationships
- tools for thought affordances
- information visualization
- user interface
- spatial interfaces
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- Jan 2022
As John Palmer points out in his brilliant posts on Spatial Interfaces and Spatial Software, “Humans are spatial creatures [who] experience most of life in relation to space”.
This truism is certainly much older than John Palmer, but an interesting quote none-the-less.
It could be useful to meditate on the ideas of "spatial interfaces" and "spatial software" as useful affordances within the application and design spaces.