EDIT : Big oops, just saw Nathan mentioned it in his post last week … sorry about the doublon. This is still a good reference for me, for the reason mentioned below.
Currently, I keep working on my video (more on finishing the story board and doing the script so I will update another time) as well as the map for all my ciphers.
I found this fantastic reference recently that I will take inspiration from to do this map. It is similar in some aspects to the Million Dollar website that Natasha mentioned to me back in term 2.
The 1st of April, a social experiment started on reddit, a new subreddit called r/place. The rule was simple – a square space was given to all redditors (name given to people having an account on reddit), and each of them could add only one pixel per 5 minutes. What started as potential disaster became as real anarchist success. The following image sum up the evolution of the project :
Also, an atlas was made to keep this final map, with annotations added by the community that explain each single icons (glyph/emoji ?), most of them being part of pop/internet culture.
One particular idea I like (apart from the incredibly symbolic moment between France and Germany), is the “Rainbow road”. It embodies the connection between these icons that transcends the boundary given by the icon itself. I would reuse the same strategy on my ciphers too. It is another way to make ciphers interact together.
So I started to work on my “atlas”, although I want to have both plan and axonometric view as it is not only “2d pixels”. It is still in progress but I tried first in black, as mysterious cipher that we can hardly distinguish from one another. In that case I could use a similar technique as the previous atlas to highlight a cipher with location, material etc.
Then I tried with colours, using the same color palette as the illustrations I made for my thesis :
The idea behind the use of colours is to highlight different moments in the making of these ciphers. Many individuals collaborating via internet, like a website, by adding an extra shape here and there, using the alphabet of space I once did in the very beginning.
I plan on doing a line drawing of the final map later on too. More Campo Marzio looking.
Fundamentally the principle is : the cipher spread around the world, but relates to this strange website where they appears to be conceive.
Particularly happy to receive comments and ideas on these, references, aesthetic…, I have been looking at Paolozzi so far but maybe something else ?