Recently there have been a few discussions about how to memorize some form of network-like information. I thought they deserved to be grouped make an interesting larger topic. I would like to suggest coining the term “netmonics” to encompass them.
In the links below, the discussions range from memorizing digraphs and entity-relationship diagrams, to computer networks, to the game “six degrees of Kevin Bacon”, to the complex kinship relationships of Australian aborigines.
My definition of netmonics would riff on an astute observation that SamVincente made in one of the above-linked discussions: netmonics is the art of nets memorizing nets.
More broadly, netmonics is about how a given neural net (in this case, the human brain) can go about representing, memorizing, recalling and randomly traversing network-like information for some purpose.