[Air-L] [REQUEST] What are internet research's iconic diagrams?
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Sun Aug 28 16:30:10 PDT 2016
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From: Air-L [mailto:air-l-bounces at listserv.aoir.org] On Behalf Of Thomas Ball
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To: Alex Leavitt <alexleavitt at gmail.com>
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Subject: Re: [Air-L] [REQUEST] What are internet research's iconic diagrams?
There is some confusion in your request, at least for me. Initially, you refer to "iconic" Internet graphics but the examples you provide refer to models of communication. For instance, the Shannon-Weaver model refers only to data and says little or nothing about the complexity of semantically and symbolically based communication networks.
The links below are to graphics expressive of "iconic," online relationships and, in the final example, expands that to biological ecosystems as more representative of the real complexity in these relationships.
CAIDA produces great graphics of the Internet. Here's a link to one:
Here's a graphic of the dark web or anonymous Internet from Tor:
On p. 4 of this paper,* Trend of Narratives in the Age of Misinformation*, by Bessi, Zollo and Vicario is a graphic of Internet conspiracy theories...
Here's a visual of the complexity of food webs by David Lavigne. Not an "Internet" application, but a visual that captures the underlying, biological ecosystem of food. Would the Internet be as complex?
On Sat, Aug 27, 2016 at 4:32 PM, Alex Leavitt <alexleavitt at gmail.com> wrote:
> One more I just thought of: the Shannon-Weaver model of communication:
> Alexander Leavitt, Ph.D.
> USC Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism
> Twitter: @alexleavitt <http://twitter.com/alexleavitt>
> On Sat, Aug 27, 2016 at 1:28 PM, Livingstone,S
> <S.Livingstone at lse.ac.uk>
> > Stuart Hall's encoding/decoding
> > Lasswell's who said what to whom etc
> > > On 27 Aug 2016, at 21:26, Alex Leavitt <alexleavitt at gmail.com> wrote:
> > >
> > > If you were to pick a handful of the most iconic diagrams across
> > > research, theory, and history, what would they be?
> > >
> > > I'm trying to compile as many diagrams as possible. They could
> > > also be graphs, charts, photographs, drawings, etc. They could
> > > come from
> > sociology,
> > > anthropology, computer science, physics, etc. They could also
> > > relate to social theories that are particularly prescient for internet studies.
> > >
> > > For example, I think the diagram of distributed networks in Paul
> > > 1964 "On Distributed Communications" (
> > > http://www.rand.org/content/dam/rand/pubs/research_
> > memoranda/2006/RM3420.pdf,
> > > diagram on p. 16 of the PDF) is a great example of what I'm
> > > looking
> > >
> > > For another example in the theoretical realm, perhaps the
> > > "two-step
> > > model from Katz & Lazarfeld's 1955 Personal Influence (
> > > https://www.utwente.nl/cw/theorieenoverzicht/Theory%
> > 20Clusters/Mass%20Media/Two_Step_Flow_Theory-1/,
> > > scroll down for the diagram).
> > >
> > > Does anyone else have pointers to any other iconic diagrams?
> > >
> > > Thanks,
> > > Alex
> > >
> > > ---
> > >
> > > Alexander Leavitt, Ph.D.
> > > USC Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism
> > > http://alexleavitt.com
> > > Twitter: @alexleavitt <http://twitter.com/alexleavitt>
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