RE: [-empyre-] Writing and Pattern Flows
> The central concern of my work since 1980 has been meta-meaning
> production. In particular I am interested in the functionality of
> language in our coming to know the world. I have developed a number
> of generative systems exploring the production of meaning.
Is the notion of an 'ontology' relevant here (as described at
I guess an 'ontology' is what a 'world view' is predicated on.
A difficult question, no doubt, but what is 'meaning', fundamentally?
> In terms
> of "writing" I have been using the term "pattern flows" to refer to
> and reflect on embodied knowing. I am very much interested in how
> multi-modal flows of experience - pattern flows - inform our meaning
> I understand mind and body to be co-arising with the
> functionality of pattern flows (an extended linguistics) as being
> central to this process.
The process of manufacturing meaning, you mean?
> Computers are particularly good at
> generating pattern flows and thus fall within the sphere of meaning
I'm not sure what you mean by "pattern flows".
> In fact computers enable the continuous growth of our
> relation to linguistic construction. The projective employment of
> language is central to ongoing experience. The notion of fields of
> meaning is central to meaning becoming, where each-media element
> functions as a field of potential meaning, having a meaning force.
What is a field?
What is a field of potential meaning?
What is a meaning force?
> These pattern flow forces are summed by the body in an ongoing
> manner. Each media-element has attributes which are "of themself".
> Thus the computer as a pattern production mechanism enables one to
> juxtapose pattern-flows with many qualities simultaneously - words,
> sounds, music, images, 3D models, illustrations, diagrams, time-based
> video recordings etc. etc. This meaning production sphere is
> expanding and beginning to include the haptic and other physical
> potentialities. Writing cannot be separated out from either pattern
> flow acquisition or multi-modal pattern production. Writing always
> becomes enfolded in meaning production as a living associational
> relation informed by the history of multi-modal experience as it
> intermingles with current context. Thus words carry a meaning force
> that co-arises with ongoing experience.
I like the way this broadens the notion of language. But I don't get a lot
> I think of digital writing as employing all manner of digital pattern
> flows in the service of evocation. I also see the potential of
> exploring the writing space that bridges the continuum between the
> physical and the digital as an exciting field of inquiry. Each media
> element be they digital or other, informing the ongoing meaning
Can you give a little example of meaning construction in a multi-modal
This archive was generated by a fusion of
Pipermail 0.09 (Mailman edition) and