In this session, we discuss the relationship between AI, the potential for hyper-intelligence, and meaning through abstraction.
We also discuss the notions of duality and how duality with context creates useful contrast that adds meaning and generates new perspectives, which can be used as a design tool. This links to the concept of "negative space" in Semiotics, and "Early Heaven" and "Later Heaven" from ancient Chinese Ba Gua. This brings the notion of "the third perspective" and the ability to subvert expectations through the breaking of patterns.
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1. Here's a simple yet interesting explanation of "the third perspective" through the analysis of the narrative of the movie AVATAR in contrast to Princess Mononoke.
2. Introduction to Bayesian Thinking by Julia Galef
3. Bruno Latour's The Sociology of Science
4. On narrative research
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And thanks to Matt, Daiana and the community.
Artwork generated using DALLE, Prompt: “strange attractor, gravity field, beautiful landscape, digital art”
Kevin from Design & Critical Thinking.