Patterns Here, Patterns There, Patterns Patterns Everywhere -- We're not just pattern recognizers, we're Pattern Makers
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Our Minds Understand Arrangements as Singular Entities
Our minds understand arrangements - literally, a range of variants as a single object. We know and accept that within a certain bounded range of possibilities, certain transformations are possible and acceptable for a shape. For example, a circle retains its identity to us even across a range of transformations. Escher understood this and demonstrated it in his artwork time and again. Any shape or form can exist and still retain its identity to us within a bounded range of possible transformations if strongly anchored around a core prototype shape or form. What we understand to be ONE object, one shape, one form, is actually a quantum field of variants surrounding a core prototype, an exemplar.