Mapping a network by hand

As I’ve mentioned elsewhere, mapping networks by hand is a predictable way of beginning to define how one might go about determining “nodes” and “edges.”  I’ve been using a presentation tool called Prezi to begin playing with what the “nodes” could be in an ekphrastic poem and doing so has also made me think very specifically about what I mean by “exchange” as a way of defining the relationships between those nodes. Here is one of my initial hand drawings of the relationships between various voices, subjects, artworks, and locations in Elizabeth Alexander’s “The Venus Hottentot (1025).