Inuit Genealogy (via @vruba), explained by John Fass:
The diagram above is a genealogical diagram made in the mid 1950s by anthropologist Jean Malaurie, the first of its kind. It’s a hand made radial drawing, Malaurie has a whole series of them in his apartment in Paris, along with his extensive personal archive of research materials including photos, films, notebooks, drawings.
Fass is working on a “a research project related to Canadian and Greenland Inuit.” In relation to that project, he has also written a paper titled “Designing for Slow Technology: Intent and Interaction” [.pdf]:
I argue in this paper for the value of adopting some specific
design approaches when creating slow technology, how to
create long lasting relationships with technology, and how
to design reflective or slow digital interactions. The
problem I have addressed is how to design for long lasting
technologies with changing users. My approach is informed
by activity theory, which provides a theoretical and
methodological perspective while design principles inform
ideas of process, structure and interaction. The contribution
to HCI is in the view of slow technology as demanding a
unique set of design skills.