On radio aporee, I'm researching the possibility to create
non-geographical topographic maps out of the sounds and their meta data.
Since it is
impossible to create an exact 2-D image of n-dimensional data, we rather
try to find tendencies, proximity and clusters of similarity. Distance
implies difference, but nearness does not necessarily imply resemblance.
Lines and structures between areas indicate divergence, like rivers and
mountains separate nearby areas in real landscapes. How meaningful these
maps can be depends on the pattern we choose for comparision. Read more...