During our conversation we were discussing issues around communication and information exchange in relation to our work. Following the meeting Susanne sent me a 2D diagram from the text book Datenverarbeitung (Data Processing) by Othmar Bischoff 1984, written in German.
Susanne has translated it to English, and I produced the diagram below. I really like the content of the diagram – as it explores what happens in conversation/dialogue between two parties (people). As I mentioned in my July blog entry, how we relate to each other as strangers is an important question for me at the moment. This diagram seems to represent how as a starting point we need a common set of signs (or maybe values), in order to communicate with a stranger.
This thinking has taken me back to exploring how people communicate; connecting to two of my earlier projects, the performance-installation Bridge and the artist-book work On Communication in 2007 and 2008.
This diagram is a reworking and translation of an original diagram by Othmar Bischoff, 1984