Yesterday we had a meeting with Loet Leydesdorff at VU University Amsterdam. http://www.leydesdorff.net/
What a pleasure. He presented us a form of network visualization in nonlinear vector space. It enables us to comprehend more complexity by putting an abstract layer over the communications layer. Extract meaning as a latent dimension of a network. Read the latest at http://arxiv.org/ftp/arxiv/papers/1206/1206.3746.pdf