[-empyre-] writing and pattern flows

Pattern Flows


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 formal specification of how to represent the objects, concepts
 and other entities that are assumed to exist in some area of
 interest and the relationships that hold among them.

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The branch of philosophy that studies the nature of knowledge, its presuppositions and foundations, and its extent and validity.

Pattern Flows

I wrote a major text for Convergence Magazine. I also have a different version of the text on-line at billseaman.com.

Pattern flows are multi-modal experience. (multiple sense modalities as experienced/generated over time)- another way to say this is sense perturbations causing bodily flows over time, (and constructions arising out of operating on these sensual inputs [thought processes][related * see Turing * input and output organs].

We have an on-going experience of multiple senses. Any word comes to be known in relation to(through) this experience. In fact the employment of the associational network tied to a word later enables the projection of a history of pattern flows back onto experience, calling forth an associational network of relations.  I smell (sense) something and I recall a place or a particular person or a special event (or other)*these multiple senses [assuming experience in a time-based n dimensional flow (in mind)] fuse and form a time-based pattern flow {the conjecture is that this is an embodied flow that also forms a particular neuronal flow in the brain/mind/body (nested in environment). So I (we) learn a word in an embodied context as well as through a relational set of varied embodied contexts*This is a bit like Wittgenstein's 'The Meaning is the Use" but much broader --- I am not just "pointing" at words here but how words and multi-modal experience dynamically intra-act in an ongoing manner (we are functioning in a subjectobject continuum). (Heidigger's Being and Time points at this --- but in English one may be outside of the nuance of the German language*) I have a pattern flow of experiences (multiple senses become enfolded,  I associate a word with these experiences, and with other experiences, in an ongoing accretive manner. 

The computer enables one to author dynamic relations to pattern flows.  The "input/output organs of Turing" are very much open to interpretation and use (steering) [see cybernetics]. This is the beauty of the computer * how it can be re-purposed (re-focused) [Turing machine as universal potential machine of focused communication / interaction potential].

So language/meaning production is about the generation of pattern flows in the service of  communication (or miscommunication) or other* Thus computers have great potential at the creation of multiple kinds of patterns* multi-modal flows [pattern flows].  Code becomes enfolded * the flows always have multiple levels and valences (conveyances) and potentialities.  



[Pierce was also interested in subjectobject unity but I think code injects contingencies that semiotics has not as yet fully articulated*]
see - http://www.peirce.org/writings/p32.html
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Charles S. Peirce

See also Open Order Cybernetics with A. Gaugusch.

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