On Translation : Social Networks
On Translation: Social Networks is an examination of the complex networks of economic, cultural, technological and military systems operating throughout the social fabric of the present day. The vocabulary used by diverse organizations provide a reference point for how each of these organizations situate themselves within this context. The project will be realized by 'scraping' text from the websites of a broad range of organizations (everything from Apple.com to Rhizome.org). Vocabulary usage will be analyzed, and associated with latitude and longitude data for a spatial reference to each organization. The four systems mentioned (economic, cultural, technological and military) form axes along which vocabulary usage data can be visualized.