A house of horizons and perspectives: A cognitive deep openspace for position,
comparing, merging and morphing our metaphors, models, maps and views [James
Rose, ISSS 1998 Paper Session, July 22/98]
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(firstname.lastname@example.org).[Paper session, July 22/98, 4:25 p.m.]
James Rose (presenting joint work with Heiner Benking): Metaphor to
experience and handle reality
Wants to look at systems wholisically and specifically, as the same time.
Work is hyperlinked at http://www.ceptualInstitute/genre/homepageHB.htm
Different perspectives put into a cube, or a "house".
From Denise Besserat's talk on Sumerians, can see how money has been seen
in various viewpoints.
Also, have chemicals in periodic table, another as double spiral, another
as square spiral, all of which show relationships in different ways.
At the core of each of them, the same information is there, but it can
be viewed from different perspectives.
In exploration of the option space, systems become enduring.
In the Integrity paradigm ...
Integrity paradigm: if we have all of this togetherness, how do we get
Different religions, cultures, language
Have to be sufficiently confident to morph / change.
Need the constant communication in the system.
Three scalings: time, scaling (enlarge/focus), and wording (for metaphor
No such thing as meaning, except in a future: why will we do -- behaviours
based on projections.
Everything is an accumulation and absorption: experience.
Density of connectedness: doing Gamow 1-2-3-Infinity, and knowing we can
Is this some isomorphism?
Communication is everything: this is autopoesis (?) [He realized this last
Two atoms as Gaussian bubbles, can be anywhere in the universe. When they
get close, there's some communication, an increase in entropy.
This forces a reduction of interaction space between the atoms: negative
Is this autopoesis? The atoms don't become a molecule, they just interact.
Interplay of two competing entities.
Get a entropy curve as a Gaussian curve, but no maximization.
System may not be able to handle too much information: balloon will burst.
How do you transfer information from one level of system to the next?
Atom, molecules, metabolic loops. [stop, go back]
Have to have the behaviour space in our minds, so that we can make new
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