I have some relatively advanced work on a “universe” of concepts around Collective Intelligence. Many very different politics surface in a collective intelligence space, from a Brexity “Will of the People” to Zapatista inspired swarming strategies. Mapping out these concepts has many uses, and potentially it help us navigate the kind of “cognitive slippage” between left and right popular approaches. For any map to be accessible and actually usable for a wide range of people, it needs to be attractive, intuitive and easy to use. Data visualisation techniques seem key here, which leads us to Gephi, and also “Arc Diagram” code which I found through the brilliant Dictionary of the Revolution project.… Learning Gephi from Zero #4: conceptual networks in Gephi and Arc diagrams
Great beginners tutorial from @jengolbeck… Learning Gephi from Zero #3: first online video tutorials
Image of “#15M Twitter Hashtag networks” by Labic, Brazil (2014) [+ info below]
I started seeing these beautiful spiderlike visualisations of people organising. They intrigued me and I wanted to know more. Through the inspiration and support of people like @LoQueSigue_, I found out the visualisations were made through a programme called Gephi and I set out to learn how to do it myself.