Thoughts on Spacial Literacy-Tak

I wonder if parseable imagery will have comparable benefits for us as did with parseable text.

With parseable text we were able to advance our tools like the printing press and then computers for communication. Language is standardized and developed to be scalable with this advancement. By this we aid ourselves in our own communications.


Spacial Literacy


Articulating Space

This week’s reading raised many questions for me. Namely, is there a difference between reading a text and reading a space and if so – what is it? Reading engages many of the same faculties – it can arguably be an audio, visual, tactile act. Although, I must admit that it’s rather tenuous to compare […]

Spatial Literacy – Melissa dela Merced

In the essay required to read this week shows different approaches toward the space between the written text and the spoken language. I believe it’s frightening to think that without the sense of emotion of the spoken word and the information of the written text that human development might have been very different. I’m of […]

Spatial Literacy

Spatial literacy has always been something that I’ve wondered how much people in general are aware of their own capability to read space/images.

We are incredibly quick with processing visual information we receive but also quick with discarding them. Certainly, we don’t think about how such process happened in our head.

Spatial/visual information seems to […]

Spatial Literacy

What my brain is reeling from and trying to process after reading Jump to Universality

– The speculation that had the difference engine been implemented successfully, the internet would have happened a hundred years sooner. The victorian internet, which was a system of complex early telegraph systems indicated that humanity was ready for it socially […]

On Spatial Literacy

I’ve thought a lot about the idea of spacial literacy in terms of creating virtual worlds. I’ve always been astounded by the depth in games like Grand Theft Auto and I think if there were an easy way to capture information of the spaces around us, it wouldn’t be far off that anyone could visit […]

Spatial Literacy and the Jump to Universality

Deutsch argues that systems evolve toward universality, i.e. they keep changing until they reach a point where they have all the information necessary to adapt without limitations. For example, many civilizations had their own number systems, but most of these only had symbols for numbers up to the highest number that its users could imagine. […]

An image is worth…


We have learned the conventions of reading images since pictograms were carved in caves. As humans pictorially represented their understanding of the world, they learned to read metaphorical visual representations of history and the environment that consolidated their experiences and identity. The rules for understanding visuals are, however, more open to […]

Spatial Literacy | Hannah Davis

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