Pathfinding: Plotting the shortest route between two points, or simply making your way from where you are to where you want to go.

I am Jeanine Malec, of Nest and Tessellate. I make imagery and sculpture to explore art-making as a metaphysical tool for finding paths. Like a dowsing rod for finding water, art can point us toward the truth of the moment.

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Defining Art as Pathfinding:

Pathfinder: A person who finds or makes a path, way, route, etc. – especially through unexplored or untraveled wilderness.

Navigation: is a field of study that focuses on the process of monitoring and controlling the movement of a craft or vehicle from one place to another. The field of navigation includes four general categories: land navigation, marine navigation, aeronautic navigation, and space navigation.

It is also the term of art used for the specialized knowledge used by navigators to perform navigation tasks. All navigational techniques involve locating the navigator’s position compared to known locations or patterns.

Navigation, in a broader sense, can refer to any skill or study that involves the determination of position and direction. In this sense, navigation includes orienteering and pedestrian navigation. For information about different navigation strategies that people use, visit human navigation.

Node Point: an entangling complication (as in a drama):  predicament. Either of the two points where the orbit of a planet or comet intersects the ecliptic; also:  either of the points at which the orbit of an earth satellite crosses the plane of the equator

a :  a point, line, or surface of a vibrating body or system that is free or relatively free from vibratory motion

b :  a point at which a wave has an amplitude of zero

a :  a point at which subsidiary parts originate or center

b :  a point on a stem at which a leaf or leaves are inserted

c :  a point at which a curve intersects itself in such a manner that the branches have different tangents

Vector Space: Vector spaces are the subject of linear algebra and are well characterized by their dimension, which, roughly speaking, specifies the number of independent directions in the space. Infinite-dimensional vector spaces arise naturally in mathematical analysis, as function spaces, whose vectors are functions. These vector spaces are generally endowed with additional structure, which may be a topology, allowing the consideration of issues of proximity and continuity. Among these topologies, those that are defined by a norm or inner product are more commonly used, as having a notion of distance between two vectors. This is particularly the case of Banach spaces and Hilbert spaces, which are fundamental in mathematical analysis.