Monthly Archives: September 2016

Index, diagram, trace

Found an interesting bunch of papers in Tate papers No18 about the relationship between trace, diagrams and the index.  Will use this material in the revised project proposal, which I think is going to be part text – part diagram.

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Desiring Diagrams


“In the course of Time, these Extensive maps were found somehow wanting, and so the College of Cartographers evolved a Map of the Empire that was of the same Scale as the Empire and that coincided with it point for point.”

-Jorge Luis Borges, “Del Rigor en la Ciencia”, 1946.

Could be best thing about this paper is this quote but I like the link between situationist cartography, and Deleuzian diagrams.

Diagrams of Utopia, Diagrams of Diagrams

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Diagrams of utopia is the most relevant. Chapter from a book on New Babylon which I read earlier but didn’t appreciate the use of diagrams at the time.

This is a pointer to the relationship between models and diagrams that I want to bring out now in the project proposal – broadening the scope from models to an ecology of media around them.