an edition curated by Jürg Lehni & Joël Vacheron
March 16-18, 2016 | Zürich, CH
Diagrams, maps and technical drawings were largely used to codify global envisions and to disseminate “images” of the planet Earth as a whole. The "Drawing Conclusions" publication aimed to reflect upon and to trace back models that emerged in the 1950s when the mathematical theory of communication and cybernetics spread out. The starting point was a wide range of historical references and the theory of culture and technology. With the help of the Scriptographer software, designers created sequences of graphical representations, thus drawing conclusions on five given topics: Environment, Narrative, Protocol, Politic, Cult. The process ended up in the Drawing Conclusions book series. One book contains short essays, while the other is made of pictures carefully drawn by a machine taking advantage of the inner structure of vector graphics.