Constellation:- Theory as an Object (session 2)

For our second week of constellation we looked at diagrams. Here we asked the question, “What is a diagram?”

A diagram can be describes as, “A simplified drawing showing the appearance, structure, or workings of something; a schematic representation.”

Taken from a chapter in the book, .’The Culture of a Diagram’, John Bender and Michael Marrinan state that,“A diagram is a proliferation of manifestly selective packets of dissimilar data correlated in an explicitly process-oriented array that has some of the attributes of a representation but is situated in the world like an object.”

From our group discussion we realised almost anything can be interpreted as a diagram. Not only an image but also an object, as long as it shows the workings and the details of what is being represented.


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