I think you'd find this level of complexity all the way back; if you look for example at telegraphy - beyond Morse, the codes used were incredibly complicated. For that matter even silver photography had it complexities; it's almost as if complexity rises to any occasion... (try sliderule or abacus!)

- Alan

On Sat, Apr 7, 2018 at 12:06 PM, Anthony Stephenson via NetBehaviour <netbehaviour@lists.netbehaviour.org> wrote:

What fascinates me is the complexity of the techniques used in

Yes – a perspective in time  – an effort at what-can-be-done (at the time). Where our representative understanding is built upon (con)currency – not only through the limitations of media, but also using the current models of thought. Could this apparent flatness give rise to speculations based on layered interpretations and perspectival distortions? (On this last point, I’ve often wondered whether our relatively dense position in all of the nothingness has led to an interpretation of an expanding universe – but then again, there are smart people working on these ideas.) Even the idea of a holographic universe was developed from/against a wrong assumption about black holes (Hawking failing to observe that matter is spun out in jets from the poles) and that existence and its representations are enduring – that (imagistic?) representation is lost beyond the event horizon being mathematically proven to be not entirely true. 

“Time crystals” have recently been an item in science news in that they look like the way that memory can be stored with quantum computers. I was also interested to find Deleuze talking about “the crystals of time” in his "Cinema 2 - The Time Image" and how they compare to the use of blockchain: “The crystal-image thus receives the principle which is its foundation: endlessly relaunching exchange which is dissymmetrical, unequal and without equivalence, giving image for money, giving time for images, converting time, the transparent side, and money, the opaque side, like a spinning top on its end.” 


- Anthony Stephenson


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