It would seem appropriate for the first blog entry to be about its symbols. Consisting of two main parts – the name, and the default illustration.
The name Metacitrography is a play of words around the root of my surname ‘Citro’. Followed by the ‘-graphy’ suffix. Citrography is a personal watermark, a digital signature.
The ‘Meta’, according to the good ol’ Wiki, is derived from ‘Greek meaning, "after", "beyond", "with", "adjacent", "self" is a prefix used in English (and other Greek-owing languages) to indicate a concept which is an abstraction from another concept, used to complete or add to the latter.’ I saw a good connection between this meaning and an online virtual place to inhabit, ‘add to’ with self-expression.
This is ‘after’, ‘beyond’, ‘with’ and ‘adjacent’ to ‘self’. The ‘self’ projecting thought and ideas into the digital webbed abyss.
The illustration is that of my hand with the paintbrush projecting render of light, code and awkward slivers of electric line. All very obviously symbolic of artist / author as digital projector into the virtual place.
The coding has been taken from my Facebook profile. As the Metacitrography project is directly linked. But that is a theoretical exploration for another entry.
Thank you for reading,
until next time!