Re: [-empyre-] multi-perspectival / cultural hegemony of space
However, I wonder if it's possible to define or delineate these
coordinates (polar etc.) through neural networks; in other words,
place the coordinates themselves within a fluctuating system.
I'm thinking among other things of the paintings of Kuo Hsi and
other Chinese landscapists, where the perspective is complex and
heterological, without any hegemonic positioning.
If a system is used, then the coordinates would be second-order,
much as language is second-order in Eco's semiotics. While the
mapping would still revert to the x/y of pixels-on-a-screen or
some such, the mapping itself would be a residue. In 1973
I worked with a program developed by Charles Straus, at Brown
University then, that mapped 4-D onto 3-D which was then
projected; obviously the 4-D coordinates had to be collapsed, but
3-D only projected a slice of objects.
The point I'm trying to make (badly) is that the paradigm need
not be polar or cartesian - that these coordinates are only a
mediative representation producing something in 'real' space for
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