During a week in November 1996, I took notes about all forms of contact I had with other people (name, time, place, duration etc).
This was an attempt to investigate and visualise to what extent a persons private history is a part of his present life and personal network.
The people I met in the research-week became the “1st generation informers”. They are represented with a name in an red oval in the drawing. Most of these 104 encounters of the “present” could refer to other associates of mine. These relations (named by the 1st gen. Informers), were added to the drawing (orange oval) according to a cronology. I stopped the investigation there, although The 2nd generation informers could have refered to a third one, etc...