Diagram of Visual Research at the ICI


Over the last decade, many thinkers have attempted to diagram the interlocking processes of studio-based research in an attempt to clarify the need for a PhD degree in studio art (http://thinkingpractices.wordpress.com/theories-of-art-practices-as-research/). We have been inspired by these attempts to chart what we do fairly naturally … Continue readingDiagram of Visual Research at the ICI

ICI Technic: Diagramming


As visual thinkers, we often resort to the impromptu diagram to help bring us through a conceptual morass. Through the years, we have taken this conceit one step further in our belief that our nascent theories and philosophies should lend themselves to a visual form. … Continue readingICI Technic: Diagramming

LIBRARY SHELF: The Wizard of Oz and Philosophy


Auxier, Randall E. and Phillip S. Seng, eds. The Wizard of Oz and Philosophy: Wicked Wisdom of the West (2008) LAST LINE: “If anyone asks whether I have come out of my cave, you may tell them ‘not yet.’” ICI SHELF: Culture ICI HISTORY: Today … Continue readingLIBRARY SHELF: The Wizard of Oz and Philosophy


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The telegraph room at the Mundaneum circa 1930, Paul Otlet’s ambitious project to create a master bibliography of all the world’s published knowledge. His interest in collecting magazines, journals, photographs, posters and all kinds of ephemera and not just books mimics our own activities at … Continue readingMundaneum