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GERHARD RICHTER’S ATLAS

10/04/2009
Atlas Sheet: 11

Atlas Sheet: 11

“Memory is thus conceived of Richter’s Atlas first of all as an archaeology of pictorial and photographic registers, each of which partakes in a different photographic formation, and each of which generates its proper psychic register of responses. While all of them operate separately (and in relative independence from each other) in the perceptual and the mnemonic apparatus of the subject, they all intersect, constituting precisely that complex field of disavowals and displacements, the field of repression and cover images within which memory is constituted in the register of photographic order.”

Benjamin H. D. Bucholoh in The Archive, Charles Merewether, 2006

Der Bilderatlas MNEMOSYNE – Aby Warburg

08/04/2009

Bilderatlas

The atlas is fundamentally the attempt to combine the philosophical with the image-historical approach. Attached on wooden boards covered with black cloth are photographs of images, reproductions from books, and visual materials from newspapers and/or daily life, which Warburg arranges in such a way that they illustrate one or several thematic areas. Only the boards of the picture atlas have survived as photographed ensembles. Throughout the years since 1924, Warburg’s picture collection of circa 2,000 reproductions generated other configurations fixed and photographed on boards. In addition, specific themes were reconfigured for individual exhibitions or lectures. The last existing series originally consisted of 63 tableaus.
Today, Warburg’s working style would be categorized as researching ‹visual clusters›. Only these are not ordered according to visual similarity, evident in the sense of an iconographic history of style; but rather through relationships caused by an ‹affinity for one another› and the principle of ‹good company,› which let themselves be reconstructed through the study of texts (as for example, contract conditions or biological associations).

Rudolf Frieling

Lost Formats Preservation Society

08/04/2009

The society was founded in 2000 by Experimental Jetset with the design of Emigre issue no. 57. It’s sole purpose is to save formats from obscurity.

http://www.experimentaljetset.nl/archive/lostformats.html

«Internet Mapping Project»

08/04/2009

Internet mapping project

The map of the Internet topology by Hal Burch and Bill Cheswick shows the structure of the Internet from December 2000, representing nearly 100,000 network nodes. This highly complex spatialisation takes several hours to generate on a typical PC. The layout algorithm uses simple rules, with forces of attraction and repulsion jostling the nodes into a stable, legible configuration. There are many permutations in the algorithm to generate different layouts and colour-codings of the links according to different criteria (such as network ownership, country).

by Martin Dodge

Memory Theater

31/03/2009

Memory Walkthrough, Giulio Camillo (Inicios do séc. XVI)

Memory Theater, Giulio Camillo (ínicio do séc. XVI)