See also Networking Images, 1 and Networking Images 3 .
"Networking" here is meant in a broad sense, including communication technologies (practical tools) and design that connect people and ideas.
Like, here's some of the technology I'm using for research.
I keep collecting these interconnecting images as I go along. I'm crazy for the recurring patterns. Things look like other things, I'm always saying.
ABOVE: George Washington Treaty Wampum Belt
The original of this belt is the record of a Treaty with George Washington in 1789. The house in the center is the longhouse of the Six Nations (Iroquois Confederacy).
ABOVE: Handwritten sermon by Puritan minister Cotton Mather (1663-1728). From LOC exhibit "Religion and the Founding of the American Republic", www.loc.gov/exhibits/religion/rel01.html
ABOVE: Portable Field Pulpit (Same LOC exhibit, www.loc.gov/exhibits/religion/rel01.html)
Preacher George Whitefield, of the colonial religious revival called the Great Awakening (ca. 1725–1740) used this for open-air preaching.
Benjamin Franklin's political cartoon, "Join, or Die," 1754. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Join,_or_Die
ABOVE: Eames's diagram "Friends and Acquaintances" for the 1976 U.S. bicentennial exhibition The World of Franklin and Jefferson. Ben and Jeff in the middle, and the names around them are J. Adams, T. Paine, Lafayette, Washington, etc.
Chart of Methodist hierarchical organizational structure, Broadside, 1810-11. LOC exhibit, www.loc.gov/exhibits/religion/rel01.html.
ABOVE: 1864 Shape Notes, musical notation system invented in the United States, ca. early 1800s. Each symbol represents a different note (do, re, mi, fa, sol, la, ti). From The Young Campaigner.
Edison Kinetoscopic Record of a Sneeze, 1894, www.loc.gov/exhibits/treasures/trr018.html
ABOVE: Recording cotton stock prices, off ticker tape: Dallas News, 1951, www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/news/localnews/125th/newsevents/stories/043010dnmetcotton125.269625e.html
Inter-departmental Envelope, Nodes and Links, www.nodesandlinks.tumblr.com/page/2
Library check-out cards, www.mnartists.org/work.do?rid=70113
ABOVE: ISBN, www.isbn.org/standards/home/isbn/us/barcodeFAQ.asp
Fake BlackBerry ad, re newly elected president Barack Obama's comment, "I'm still clinging to my Blackberry. They're going to have to pry it out of my hands."From the New York Daily News, Jan. 2009, www.nydailynews.com/money/2009/01/10/2009-01-10_vote_on_your_favorite_bamberry_ad.html
Sci-Fi raygun decal, 2010. I want. Tragically, it's sold out on Etsy. (Star Trek "Jesus Fish" take-off here.)
Visualizing Friendship, Map of Facebook,[facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000814253560#!/note.php?note_id=469716398919&id=9445547199].
50 more data visualizations: www.webdesignerdepot.com/2009/06/50-great-examples-of-data-visualization
Another clever visual pun: "Slytherin Revised," from Marci and Deth. (Everyone knows Slytherin is Snape's school, in Harry Potter, right?) marcianddeth.blogspot.com/2010/11/slytherin-revised.html
Oh, I mentioned Snape. According to The Rule, that means I must post an image of him.
*runs to nets, rummages in drawers*
OK, this one made me laugh. "I haven't got all day, you know." Snort. From here.