Representation in Information Spaces
What kinds of space does this diagram describe?
The space of the underground.
The space of the page.
The space-time of a journey.
Abstract spaces ...
Blueprints of Abstract Space
Diagrams are information spaces - visual information arranged in two spatial dimensions. But diagrams can also refer to other information spaces - the binary tree is a map of an abstract space of relationships. Diagrams can also create information spaces, acting as a blueprint to generate new information.
Record every decision taken when navigating an abstract map. What do you get?
A more abstract path - let's play "guess a number".
Complex abstract spaces
Any string of symbols can be described by a path through information space. The map of that space describes a language. Here is the map of the space of UK car registration plates: