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08 JANUARY 2014

Kafka's Wound by Will Self

"I am guilty of an association of ideas; or rather: I am guilty–that's a given, and in casting about for the source of my guilt I find I cannot prevent myself from linking one idea with another purely on the basis of their contiguity, in time, in place, in my own mind. It's not only ideas I connect like this, I do it with images, sensory impressions and the most epiphenomenal of mental glitches. Hume writes in his An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding that the imagination is best conceived of as a combinatorial faculty: there is nothing intrinsically imaginative about the idea of 'gold', nor the idea of 'mountain', but join them together and you have a fantastically gleaming 'gold mountain'. And might not that gold mountain be the Laurenziberg in Prague? After all, it looms over contemporary Prague–under its Czech language moniker, the Petřín–just as it loomed in the consciousness of Franz Kafka, whose earliest surviving narrative fragment, 'Description of a Struggle', is in part an account of a phantasmagorical ascent of its slopes: 'But now the cool light which precedes the rising of the moon spread over the mountain and suddenly the moon itself appeared from beyond one of the restless bushes. I on the other hand had meanwhile been gazing in another direction, and when I now looked ahead of me and suddenly saw it glowing in its almost full roundness, I stood still with troubled eyes, for my precipitous road seemed to lead straight into this terrifying moon.'"

(Kafka's Wound by Will Self)

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associative • associative logic • between people and things • combinatorial faculty • contiguity • Czech language • Czech RepublicDavid Hume • epiphenomenal • essay • fantastically gleaming • Franz Kafkaglitch • gold mountain • hypermedia • idea association • imaginationinformation visualisationinterlinking • linking one idea with another • linking structure • London Review of Books • mental glitch • moonnodal structureorganisational relationship • Petrin • phantasmagoricalPraguerelatednessrhizomatic associationsrhizome • sensory impressions • similitude • Will Self

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Anna Troisi
23 JANUARY 2012

Pearltrees: a place to store and collect you stuff

"Pearltrees lets you keep at hand the web pages you like, discover some new ones in your areas of interest and share them easily with your friends."

(Pearltrees)

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Simon Perkins
18 JANUARY 2011

Flash web application prototypes

I created a series of Flash web application prototypes between 2002 and 2003. I did so as part of my design experimentation and growing interest in software design. As a result the prototypes were very limited in their scope as they tended to focus on particular concepts or techniques. For example I created my Kiwifruit prototype to explore an approach to updating database records which removed the need for users to make explicit update/submit decisions; I created my Rhizome prototype to explore approaches to contextual grouping and association; and I created my in–flight meal booking prototype to test some ideas I had about interactive information design. I developed the applications using a combination of Macromedia (Adobe) Flash, PHP, XML and MySQL. The prototypes now stand as a useful reminder of the promise that Flash offered in the early part of this century – before HTML5, the iPad and responsive layout etc.

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20022003Adobe Flash • airline catering • airline meal • design experimentationdesign practicedesign prototypeshierarchical visualisation • in-flight meals • KIB810 Information Architecture • kiwifruit • Macromedia Flash • mealMySQLnodal structureorganisational relationshippersonal praxispersonal researchPHPpre-prepared mealprogrammingrhizomatic structurerhizomorphousSimon Perkinstechnical developmenttechnical knowledgeweb applicationXML

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Simon Perkins
05 MAY 2009

TheBrain: mind mapping, brainstorming and knowledgebase software

"How do you share valuable information and leverage ideas quickly in your company? Most often we're forced to search through multiple information sources losing our train of thought in the process. Seeing the big picture can be challenging.

With BrainEKP, TheBrain's Enterprise Knowledge Platform, you can see how everything fits together and find information instantly. Create and manage all your information online in a single Brain and give users the ability to create their own new topics and connections for complete knowledge sharing."

(TheBrain Technologies LP)

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architecturebrain • BrainEKP • brainstormingcollection of ideasconceptual metaphordatadiagram • Enterprise Knowledge Platform • Getting Things Done • GTD • hierarchical visualisationinformationinformation graphicsinformation repositoryinnovationintegrateintegration softwareknowledge integrationknowledge management • knowledgebase • knowledgebase software • linkmind mappingmy stuffnetworknodal structureorganic ontology • PersonalBrain • research enginesearchsearch for informationstructuretechnology • TheBrain • TheBrain Technologies • visualisationvisualization

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Simon Perkins
12 MARCH 2009

Quintura: search engine showing relatedness

"Quintura is a visual search engine. It extracts keywords from search results and builds a word cloud. By clicking words in the cloud, you refine your query."
(Quintura)

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AJAXcloud • keyword • nodalnodal structurenode • Quintura • relatednesssearchsearch enginesearch for informationvisualisation

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Simon Perkins
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