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A More Perfect Logos: Designing a new mind: Introduction : 10.18.2017

“When an organism has more life than can be expressed in the functions of its own plane, it develops organs of a higher plane, and a new species is originated.” –Wallace D. Wattles “The Science of Getting Rich”

Introduction

 

So it begins…

I had wanted to make this a single long essay but as I mind mapped it out again and again and again, I realized that that was not going to be possible.  This probably going to end up being a book-like thing, but not. more like an epic branching word architectural thing that is part abstraction, part science-inspired investigative journalism of something that only exists in my head, part deconstruction of my process of melding research of topics I have found deep in the hidden crevices of the interwebs with epiphanies that came out of [wherever epiphanies come from] to find and infect my mind with their idea-viral load. I will try to make this make sense, except, when that goal is not interesting.

Please allow me the contrivance of speaking from a place that sounds as if I know what I am talking about. this is an illusion. I don’t know anything. I don’t really know what “know” means, truthfully. it’s a word. one of many words that we can all say without actually comprehending what it is why it is or where it comes from. I can say “quantum mechanics” as well, but that doesn’t mean I know what it means. it is an interesting dilemma. if we had to comprehend the true meaning of every word we spoke, we probably wouldn’t say much…

rather…

I speak from a place of having a model in that thinking place I will refer to as “mind”, and I use whatever words that are strewn around that space, to describe facets of that model. sometimes I use existing words to describe what it feels like the word means to me, and sometimes I just make up words to do it. I will try to make sure that I make this as un-confusing as possible but I will probably fail.

and on the topic of models…the reason I have taken such a long time to write anything, is that I have been designing new models for how I think and testing them on myself and anyone willing to argue with me. but first…

what do I mean by model?

first let me define “mind” how I use it (feel free to bring on any contradicting idea…I LOVE debating). in my conceptualization, the mind is a domain between the higher Self and the ego, with higher Self being the informing voice some would call God, or the Logos, for the sake of this series of essays, and the ego being the time-space bound self  whose concerns are more guided by the senses and urges of the time-space bound body. I will extrapolate on this construction to a ridiculous degree over the course of this document but for now, allow me this simplification so as to keep things moving.

in between these two selves is the mind; a programmable realm. the best analogy (another simplification to keep things moving…this is just the introduction, so…) I can inject here is from the movie “The Matrix”; the loading program. where all the learning and conceptualization takes place. ok hold that idea of the loading program in your mind…the thing that you are “holding”, is a model. a constructed idea.

The constructed idea

in “the sonocybernetic manifesto” I described my constructed idea of what “this” is. in a nutshell, the construction I use to guide my investigations is that at the core (quantum) of everything is an infinite, intelligent, creative possibility matrix where all possibility exists, but that because it all happens infinitely and simultaneously, other types of dimensions must exist to create actual experience. one of those dimensions is Time-space. the self (small s) exists within time-space while the Self (capital S) exist outside of time-space. and the counduit that connects them is intuition. this is necessarily simple because it is embryonic at present. I want to explore the idea not linguistically, but musically. why? because music is the exploration of time. without time, there is no music. it is the key to everything in time space. frequency (vibration, oscillation), harmony, melody, dissonance, resonance…all expressions of time. to explore music is to explore time, is to explore self for the purpose of communing with Self more fluidly.

the beauty of digital technology is that it follows all of the rules of time space and can construct digital models of mind models…or…rather it can be used to construct an interface, using sound, to mind, which could then be imagined as its own programmable interface.  one becomes prosthesis for the other. mind impressed into the digital dimension of our era, can interface with tangible form, electricity and light, which can then be transformed into interfaces into all known and unknown other phenomena. it is the proper and novel expression of focus into these interactions that guide my investigations.

The constructed idea-the model-I want to present over the course of this document is of a language of multiple dimensions, centered around the idea of sound and music as syntactic input and output…a deprecation of the verbal toward a collective construction of the sono-kinesthetic-the song and the dance as self iterated everyday communication modality-as a more perfect conduit for the Self, communicating thru intuition, to interact with the self, in time-space.

the title of each entry into this series will let you know the dimension of focus for said entry. some will focus on the purely programmatic, or design or some combination or electrical, or philosophical, build-diary, or performative, etc. I don’t know when it will be complete but I do feel strongly that it will be complete within the next 6 months in regard to its primary purpose

to build a case for and share technical architecture for the design of a new mind.