Visual Culture Map

September 24, 2007

Visual Culture Map

Lately I’ve been working on a mindmap of the emerging global Visual Culture (hosted on The idea of a global visual culture is nothing new. With its roots in fine arts and theater, Visual Culture took a global, digital turn with the advent of TV and mass communication.

However, there is an altogether new component to this emerging culture, which is the ability to communicate with others visually and directly – that is, direct visual communication that will be enabled by new technologies.

This is a work in progress as this culture is still of course emerging. I maintain the map as a visual outline and make periodical updates as I encounter relevant examples of visual communication apps, philosophical works, or examples from history and neurophysical sciences that lend themselves to the emerging medium. Check out the Visual Culture Map.


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