February 18, 2008
A System of Temporary Framing, Shifting Frames
Consider framing and interactions in
Flaubert wanted to write a novel
About nothing. It was to have no subject
And be sustained upon the style alone,
Like the Holy Ghost cruising above
The abyss, or like the little animals
In Disney cartoons who stand upon a branch
That breaks, but do not fall
Till they look down. He never wrote that novel,
And neither did he write another one
That would have been called La Spirale,
Wherein the hero's fortunes were to rise
In dreams, while his walking life disintegrated.
Even so, for these two books
We thank the master. They can be read,
With difficulty, in the spirit alone,
Are not so wholly lost as certain works
Burned at Alexandria, flooded at Florence,
And are never taught at universities.
Moreover, they are not deformed by style,
That fire that eats what it illuminates.
(from Poem Hunter)
If you'd like to frame your interaction with Style with more information about Howard Nemerov, click here
**(what are the benefits/disadvantages, etc. of this bio frame, and the effects of using it after having responded to the poem, instead of framing your responses within this bio context [frame]?)**
Now consider systems of frames/framing and interacting systems in:
(click Me and Bubble went to Memphis for larger form)
related to (interacts with) the following video:
February 04, 2008
In dynamic systems of language-based expression such as Limited Fork systems and in other dynamic systems, activity (on some scale) occurs, so on some time scale, the system tends to change (on some scale); structures tend to form and reform. Other theories in detecting, creating, and/or harvesting similarities and patterns also become tools of symmetry configuration.
Something happens in dynamic systems.
There is a tendency for reconfiguration
(perception itself can sponsor reconfiguration, consideration from various angles and perspectives, including time-based perspectives, can reconfigure the frame of consideration of a system).
Dynamic processes (or systems) of thinking tend to be involved in the shaping of poam systems of maker(s).
Generally speaking, (in some way) to something also in flux (though not necessarily on the same scale), and is made by something also in flux, in circumstances also subject to change (on some or multiple scales).
In these oceans and universes of flux, certain patterns, certain archetypal forms, tend to occur and recur. Limited Forked metaphor maps some of these links, establishes tethers that themselves form active systems or communities of links (whose shape, whose architecture tends to be configured and reconfigured on some scale).
When there is some regularity in the ongoing activity, when systems are passing through stabilizing states, symmetry is increasingly likely to occur on some scale for some duration of time.
Another word for the activity of systems (often) is growth.
Transformation is another term that can refer to activity that reconfigures a system. Limited Fork can be understood as a transforming tool, a tool that can use an implied growth in metaphor to create, identify, and/or harvest symmetries.
Think about and comment on relationships between symmetries and opposites, an opposite as a form of symmetry, for instance.
(image by Marian Bantjes, as credited at A Festival of Likeness
This growth is influenced and shaped by responses to forces encountered, actions and reactions.
And adjustments that might balance a system or subsystem tend to move toward, and often achieve (some form of) symmetry.
(pattern of growth symmetry from Symmetry in Nature where you can experience the source context)
Please read, think about, and comment on pp. 1-21 (at least) in Symmetry by David Wade.
Please read, think about, and comment on symmetries (connections) within and across scale, that you can make with SEMM images on pp. 130 in Super Vision
You can find possible symmetry-links (metaphor links) on multiple scales throughout Super Vision.
Here is an image of Van Gogh's Starry Night from the Museum of Modern Art, New York, by way of Art to Heart Call to Worship, that you can use in your consideration of the SEMM image on p. 126 of Super Vision:
This image of Van Gogh's Sunflowers may be of use to your consideration of the SEMM image on p. 130 of Super Vision:
from Wikipedia Commons.
Please also identify symmetry in a print poam from Poems for the Millennium and Tokyo Butter.
Listen for (and comment on) sonic symmetry in (portions of [allnesses of] The Whole Thing's Coming Out of the Dark by Samuel Beckett (at The Whole Thing's Coming Out of the Dark here (Samuel Beckett.net)
And, view, think about, comment on this video iteration of an allness Come and Goby Beckett: