World Wide Wunderkammer: A metaphor for mapping social spaces

“The wunderkammer is a cabinet of wonders. Walk into a well-heeled household in the middle of the 17th century, and you would see proudly displayed a glass

“The wunderkammer is a cabinet of wonders. Walk into a well-heeled household in the middle of the 17th century, and you would see proudly displayed a glass cabinet filled with an odd assortment of devices, say a mammoth tooth, a hat from India, and perhaps a jar of exotic insects from China. The wunderkammer was a collection of objects, a trigger to the memory, a device that let the mind wander to faraway places.”


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Date:
November 23, 2016
Author:
XPLANE