An edited presentation of an ongoing project to "re-vision" of traditional Cultural Heritage cataloging theory by drawing upon significant ideas from Physics, Anthropology, and Mathematics.
The Gardens of Versailles serve as an introduction to graph theory, and the usefulness of that theory in describing both simple and complex, physical & digital resources.
Edwin Abbott Abbott's "Flatland" is invoked to guide the definition of levels of structural constraint as they apply to Cultural Heritage resource description. (See if you can spot the out-of place level.)
How to depict and reason about analog & digital resources using a diagrammatic method.
The section on conceptual data modeling was removed to direct the viewer's attention to the diagrammatic representation and the "Flatland" analogy.