“Wanderer, your footsteps are
the path and nothing else;
wanderer, there is no path,
The path is made by walking”
There are certain benefits of uncertainty. Perhaps one the most significant advantages is “chance”.
Our obsession with uncertainty about the future can be visualised in terms of probabilities. These are very difficult to communicate effectively outside the time typical infographics, including graphs, charts and diagrams. The impact of Hi-Tec and interactive methods of visualisation offers totally new opportunities and can be of substantial help here. However, communicating deeper uncertainties remains problematic due to incomplete or disrupted knowledge and other external factors, which may affect our perception of the nature of what we are unsure of. Are we purely entertaining the feeling of being unsure?
Confidence is frequently perceived as a sign of arrogance?
This thought has led me to exploring the importance of chance and probability in the context of my response to what I feel is certain and what is not.
Contexts of certainty and uncertainty
The alphabet of certainty and uncertainty.
The map of certainty and uncertainty.
By chance, things have suddenly become much more uncertain:
How do I measure chance in all those contexts?
Unfortunately, Haiti was struck by another earthquake today. All of my friends there have been affected.
What does poverty mean in the context of sustaining life?
How do I communicate the extent of uncertainties exaggerated by this natural disaster?