Some references to other episodes Weird Studies/A Glitch in the Matrix and Memory Palaces and I realized that MUE was me trying to construct a House for myself, or at least, my image of the user was like Piranesi, inhabiting this abstract space of concepts and navigating around in it. (Although I didn't intent to trap my users there forever).
Maps (aka hairballs) are a feature I added to static-roam because it was an interesting hacking and design challenge. I'm only somewhat pleased with the results. It's kind of cool, and it does actually visually express something about my thinking. The problem is, it mainly expresses its chaotic and disordered nature. And it doesn't actually leverage the cognitive powers of spatialization, like a memory palace or conceptual museum.