This is a personal development publication which details my current research interests
and drafts the enquiry lines of my emerging practice. It sets off from my fascination
of experimental graphic design; its fluidity, production process, mutant outcomes,
multiple communication layers and complex interactions it creates.
Contextually supported by my recent dissertation work on networked processes used in graphic design, this publication traces
my attempts to practically explore different ways to co-create and extract content and meaning. Recognizing user generated
input as a main departure point for mu practice, at this stage the majority of my work samples today’s collaborative,
participatory and dynamic online environment to extract temporal traces of existence. Those often banal snippets
of information encouraged me to explore their longevity and power in relation to print. Migrating from web to print,
I am taking the chance to use this publication to synthesize my findings and transfer the conceptual ideas and processes
into practice, making the publication a project in its own right.
The publication is loosely organised into chapters which do not follow a straight line of enquiry but explore different aspects and particularities of networked processes.
The topics discussed in each chapter have emerged over time as a natural progression of my research interests and direction. Each chapter includes a research sheet
and a reflective practical experiment.
The research sheets resemble folded posters which contain imagery and text from the net mass of information resources
I have accessed; neatly referenced with a bookmark and a date stamp on Delicious.
The opening spread of each poster identifies topical keywords as well as some current meta data regarding the total number of links used.
These data parameters are constantly changing; however they give a general indication of the overall popularity of the subjects. A link to
a detailed content list could also be found at the back of the spreads. In addition, each research sheet contains some of my personal
handwritten notes in a response to the topic discussed. The default copy-paste function used for the layout of the research sheets has
resulted in the formation a visual information blobs which aptly represents the organic nature and the span of my investigation.
More refined, in-depth contextual information is given alongside my practical experiments,
which show my response to each research topic. Despite that both finished and ongoing projects
are included; all effort is made to show their potential realization through mockup visuals.
Also, three recent interviews are included in this publication to contextually supplement
it by offering the viewpoints of contemporary practitioners and theorists on the topics at hand.
Based on the metaphor of depth and span, this book presents an arbitrary selection of my current
practice and research and aims to visually narrate and reflect upon my working process.