Image Theory Objects: Flickr Collaboratory

I’ve been adding somewhat anonymous Flickr “users” who seem to be using their images as a collaborative research effort. I guess. My favorite currently is’s Flickr stream. Shared collaboratory, I guess. Many of there images are these semantic diagrams — showing trends reports, Venn Diagrams of memes and where these ideas might lead in a speculative kind of way. Others are like this one — an image of a near-future context for interaction or interface or designed experience.

Why do I blog this? I’ve been interested in how images affect my design thinking. I’ve been trying to use them as tools for representing concept and design ideas, as sort of — theory objects in themselves.

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