Saturday's Meet The Artist session helped me realize that it's time to roll up my virtual sleeves and figure out how to weave my work on virtual identity into a cohesive framework. My plan is to integrate the disparate threads through the narrative approach I've been taking in comics like Social Networking and Identity. I may live to regret this. It's a big freaking project:
- My first step will be to comb through the 700+ past posts here, gather sections that still ring true and do an initial cut-and-paste organization.
- Next, I'll translate key concepts into a series of infographics using what I suspect will be a diverse range of metaphors and visualization approaches.
- Finally I'll tie everything together through a (hopefully) entertaining story that brings the infographics to life through a long form comic.
I'll post drafts of graphics along the way, ranging from brainstorming sketches to more fully realized versions. (The image above is what I came up with during a short VizThink session on Sunday.)
That's my plan. Wish me luck. Stay tuned.