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    Quote Originally Posted by shiels View Post
    I was actually reading that yesterday itís a good thread. Yeah I think itís about the moment and momentum, something about the writing being more of a vehicle than a snapshot?
    Just as a weird note, a vehicle not a snapshot is so close to another contrasting metaphor "An engine not a camera" which is a book I just hit on in that Rob Horning piece.

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    In An Engine, Not a Camera, Donald MacKenzie argues that the emergence of modern economic theories of finance affected financial markets in fundamental ways. These new, Nobel Prize-winning theories, based on elegant mathematical models of markets, were not simply external analyses but intrinsic parts of economic processes.

    Again language, theory, algorithms creating reality, not just recording or curating or interpreting it.

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    on blake and non-linear consciousness, you might like this stuff

    http://psychedelic-information-theor...-Hallucination

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    The results of a nonlinear system cannot be modeled with a linear function because linear functions plot sequential or additive complexity; nonlinear functions plot exponential or geometric complexity. The mathematical study of nonlinear systems has resulted in chaos theory, complexity theory, and the analysis of self-similar recursive systems such as fractals and cellular automata. Renderings of nonlinear output are considered to be of high intrinsic beauty, (Fig. 1)1 and the repeating forms and patterns are often considered to be spiritual or mystical because they are isomorphic of nonlinear dynamics in biology and the physical universe.
    Perceiving dream images superimposed over external space is nonlinear destabilization of visual memory recall. Seeing the formal boundaries of solid objects bend and melt into each other is a nonlinear destabilization of perspective and edge detection in the visual cortex. Hearing a voice on the television or radio speaking directly to you is a nonlinear destabilization of semantic parsing and sequencing. Skipping time, missing time, or moving sideways or backwards in time is a nonlinear destabilization of temporal frame buffering. The basic tenet of psychedelic hallucination is that hallucinations move progressively from linear to nonlinear complexity depending on dose range; the higher the dose the more disproportionately nonlinear, unpredictable, and complex perception will become in response to stimulus.
    Sorry our conversation is bleeding across several threads now, so non-linear.

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