Archive for September, 2009


Lately, when I am thinking about one thing or another – politics, for example – my brain decides to excavate the issue by visualising the layers beneath the issue I am superficially considering. I was considering Obama’s decision to discard plans for a missile bunker in Eastern Europe, and thinking of how the media portrayed and discussed the decision when in my minds eye a map emerged showing the layers and geology of the complex political structure and relationships that went into a decision such as this, and the different stages of the process for the idea to conceptualise and finally reach the public. My brain suddenly realised the complexity of the event and decided to draw a map for me to begin processing it. Only thing is, the map’s so fucking huge I have no idea with which element I should begin!

Is this something other people have experienced?


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