Intersecting Backgrounds



Top: All of Figure 5

5A,5B, 5C:  Some of Figure 5

Figure 5: A closer inspection between three unrelated Context Driven Topologies reveals the recent histories of each user working on a task to organize their ideas and information. The only overlap between these three could be they are sitting in a coffee shop contemplating how to acheive their communication goals. A machines point of view is also given.


Fig. 5A A curator reviewed hundreds of potential exhibit pieces in person, on the Internet, and in photographs. Initial research, general observations and writings began to push the exhibition in new directions. Certain preferred pieces are found to be unavailable during the time they are needed for display, characteristics of potential but missing pieces may be referred to in the catalogue, but cannot be presented with the real exhibition.

Fig. 5B A scientist discovers a bothersome variable, a decision needs to be made about what to focus on. Different aspects of the dataset are compared, different comparisons are compared, variations of the same techniques are tested until the simplest, most reliable data and techniques are selected and run.

Fig. 5C A detective intellectually sorts through and compares rumors and facts that have been gathered about a crime. They compare details of this case with similar cases they remember from the past, and information they and their associates gather from their own database/analysis systems, and database/analysis systems their agency shares with other crime fighting agencies at city, state, federal, and international levels.

A machine is continually updating current priorities, available information, accuracy, value, and placement within a bigger picture being formed and filled in with detail. Networks are used to scan shared memory spaces and other remote sources to update and confirm the current information as required by users and the users directors. As each persons decisions begin to be more defined, machines and networks continuously consolidate sets and subsets of encoded elements, algorithms, display techniques and functions into mathematically compact wholes. Various options for data components, previous arrangements, and abandoned items no longer part of the final set are completely eliminated from combined records.


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