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February 04, 2008

Symmetry Hunting

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).

There are (forms of) attraction based on circumstances and properties (and property's) between interacting constituents of a system/subsystem.

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:

Posted by thyliasm at February 4, 2008 11:50 AM



an automated program that creates images and sounds randomly to separate the human mind from the probing computer minds. Charting the area of the mind too complicated to recreate outside our brain. simply click on the speaker icon to hear a random series of numbers and gibberish.

I believe that these little sound pieces hold an incredible amount of information in them, and I am actively pursuing a way to make them into something new.

Posted by: jmdaly at February 4, 2008 07:17 PM

actually, you can find a working version of the program here:

Posted by: jmdaly at February 4, 2008 07:21 PM

My first intention upon watching Come and Go was to focus on the symmetry of the seemingly unsymmetrical, since my instruction was to view and comment on a short film infused with symmetry.

The most obvious digression from symmetry in this film are the colors and mannerisms of the dress of the women. The difference in color, paired with the intense themes of jaded friendship and arrogant gossip, influenced me to research the ideologies behind color representation a bit.

After a brief skirt over http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Color_symbolism_and_psychology, I found that the two emotions that linked symmetrically between red, green and purple were envy and wealth (purple and green) and arrogance and gaudiness (red and purple). I found the lack of similarities between red and green fascinating for two reasons: they are opposite and in Come and Go, there is the longest pause when Flow and Vy are left alone together, as if they don't mesh well unless Rue is there.

Now, since I know for a fact that I'm looking into this too much, I will backtrack towards more tangible points. The correlation between the colors themselves and the themes presented in Come and Go is much more astounding to me than the choreography of the figures.

The last observance I had that I will discuss are the subtle differences in appearance that don't factor into symmetry, such as the more concealing coat of Flow and the different hat of Vy. Furthermore, Vy keeps her legs away from Flow in the last symmetrical embrace, while Flow rubs Vy's hand. They all speak to the individual characters of the women despite their symmetrical interaction and also further the distance I felt between Flow and Vy.

Alright, now that I have rambled on about nothing, I will conclude my comment.

Posted by: pantaleo at February 7, 2008 12:56 AM

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