trim 2 assessment

Tuesday 5th April 2016 -- 14:00

connecting previous assessment

link to trim 1 assessment presentation

Slowly moving towards a broader consideration of interface and black boxing. Was the clarity I was calling for just a result of logical development following a method of boxing tools & utilities up? Are these boxes in a chain sequence or is it more organic? Where do I, the user, stand in this sequence?

The 'necessity' for such a system is clear, I'm glad one does not have to run each intricate item and dependency when executing a task. This model is not flawed or even really broken in any way. I'm looking at a logical consequence of this modeling: it's opaqueness. (Looping back to this seems terribly logical. It is suddenly quite a simple point to be looking at my research from, but anyway.)

I'm putting aside the moralistic and fearful opinions I have voiced between the start of the year and now, in order to concentrate on projects that might generate discussion / opinions for the audience it self.

In attempting to answer the question around the structure or sequence of the black boxes scheme, I collected a few examples of attempts of visualisations:

maps! schemes!

http://noahveltman.com/internet-shape/
http://internet-atlas.net/
Michael's 'where does the code run' drawing on the wiki?
'if you please draw me a cloud' ?

then I tried a few more basic ones, to actually see if I could draw out what I thought I knew

Temporary conclusion:

I understand why these technologies are boxed up, and why these boxes must exist. I am fine with them, but understanding their sequence, and where I stand in their chain could be valuable.

So I started to look at the spaces between the boxes. Leverage points. Friction points, where it might be possible to insert objects (prototypes) in order to reveal the structure.

Prototypes:

prototype ideas

live notes, tutorials, etc

I write up these quick notes and thoughts, and try to date them. They stay collected in a folder called drafts to lower expectations: