If the network does not exist and one has to capture this complexity, what happens when we capture it? Do we move from a territory of network to a map of network or vice versa? In Deleuze and Guattari’s words does the network diagram function to represent something real, or to construct a real that is yet to come? I will discuss this dialectical tension of territory and map in the context of networks and in relation to my recent work: MyPocket (2008), network maps of the art world (2009-2012), and the Graph Commons platform.
* Quote from Jussi Parikka in Summary from some Networkpolitics 2010-conference themes, March 2010.