The Indefinite Idea Plane Artistically Considered

  • Mark Bernstein
Keywords: diagrams, computational tools, visualisation


Some computational tools intended to educate, illuminate, persuade, or to facilitate scholarship create diagrammatic representations of concepts and ideas. This abstraction, which I call the “indefinite idea plane,” often consist of boxes and arrows. Alternative approaches that have been neglected may be found in art and architecture. If an office building “must be every inch a proud and soaring thing,” what should we expect of an idea plane unfettered by material physics?

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