In my Art 133 – Advanced Sculpture class we were tasked with creating a self portrait. I called my submission Memex, after the hypothetical proto-internet Vannevar Bush described in his 1945 article “As We May Think“.

Memex is a visualization of 1 month of my Chrome browser history. The links between sites are captured by a D3 force graph which I then cut into wood with a laser cutter to create a 3′ x 3′ wall hanging.

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