The Glass Bead Game: Magister Ludi

Glasperlenspiel

 


from Wikipedia

The game

The Glass Bead Game is “a kind of synthesis of human learning”[9] in which themes, such as a musical phrase or a philosophical thought, are stated. As the Game progresses, associations between the themes become deeper and more varied.[9] Although the Glass Bead Game is described lucidly, the rules and mechanics are not explained in detail.[10]


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Long/Short: Different Encodings for Memory Recall


Something about the experiment in the following article makes me think about the access and recall of memories. How is it that when I attempt to recall something, at first I am presented with an absence? Then, as images of that memory start forming in the present, how does that previous absence inform my capacity to determine whether or not the recalled memory is accurate?  The process by which we recognize a memory as actually having-been is not as trivial as it seems, I think.

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Phi Movement

 

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A more elegant experiment to demonstrate the Phi phenomenon or effect originally made use of two parallel line segments with a gap between them. By displaying them in alternation, there is a rate at which we start to perceive the two separate segments as a single line moving back and forth, however that remains unclear (see: wikipedia talk-page reference). We are perhaps more familiar with the effect as the spinning pinwheel, wait cursor, or chaser-lights lining the perimeter of theatre marquees.

What is peculiar about the phenomenon is not only that it works in creating the illusion of motion between recognizably static elements. Continue reading “Phi Movement”

Synchronous Sortilege

Coincidental Connections

In the spirit of things non-linear, an interesting coincidence just occurred. Attempting to re-enable comments, in light of the previous post, I visited my site from the computer of a friend already logged-in to WP. Given how comments were not readily working from that account, I offhandedly searched for “future release temporality” from their reader. The top result was:

— Source: https:// environmentalcritique. files.wordpress.com/ 2016/07/

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Fireflies like Stepping-Stones

Fireflies Across the Border

Intermittently flashing, they carve free-flowing paths of light through dark time. Each spark signals an evanescent route of moving  steps run-through by matching rhythms calling forth immanent reproduction. Leaving no trace except immediate direction to those already there, they are semaphores to an alternate world, passages from the future of a traveling autonomy.
 


 

The metaphor is derivative, a reproduction from a more articulate source. I cannot find the corresponding reference in the text I thought it was from.

Angles of Incidence

  • The Glass Bead Game: Magister Ludi

    Glasperlenspiel   from Wikipedia The game The Glass Bead Game is “a kind of synthesis of human learning”[9] in which themes, such as a musical phrase or a philosophical thought, are stated. As the Game progresses, associations between the themes become deeper and more varied.[9] Although the Glass Bead Game is described lucidly, the rules and mechanics […]

  • ARM to RAM: Swarm Manipulation

    Researching memory recall, I found something about the following articles made me think I should probably read them at some point. They seem to be about mapping and manipulating neural activation patterns in primates, and also creating systems to cooperatively control robotic arms, swarms, and memory recall. Thinking backward, we might not be too far from a point […]

  • Long/Short: Different Encodings for Memory Recall

    What really happens when we make and store memories has been unravelled in a discovery that surprised even the scientists who made it. The US and Japanese team found that the brain “doubles up” by simultaneously making two memories of events.

  • Phi Movement

        A more elegant experiment to demonstrate the Phi phenomenon or effect originally made use of two parallel line segments with a gap between them. By displaying them in alternation, there is a rate at which we start to perceive the two separate segments as a single line moving back and forth, however that […]

  • Synchronous Sortilege

    Coincidental Connections In the spirit of things non-linear, an interesting coincidence just occurred. Attempting to re-enable comments, in light of the previous post, I visited my site from the computer of a friend already logged-in to WP. Given how comments were not readily working from that account, I offhandedly searched for “future release temporality” from their […]

  • Fireflies like Stepping-Stones

    Fireflies Across the Border Intermittently flashing, they carve free-flowing paths of light through dark time. Each spark signals an evanescent route of moving  steps run-through by matching rhythms calling forth immanent reproduction. Leaving no trace except immediate direction to those already there, they are semaphores to an alternate world, passages from the future of a traveling autonomy.   […]

  • Angles of Incidence

    Different approaches to understanding the question: Calculus – differentiation / integration- time scales Continuity / Discreteness Unity / Difference – different difference Identity / || Now / Transmigration Solve / Coagulate – E Pluribus Unum – Meaning / Value Nothing / Something Ontological / Ontic Self / Other False dichotomy based on misuse of principle […]


Different approaches to understanding the question:
Calculus - differentiation / integration- time scales
Continuity / Discreteness

Unity / Difference - different difference
Identity / ||
Now / Transmigration
Solve / Coagulate - E Pluribus Unum - Meaning / Value

Nothing / Something
Ontological / Ontic

Self / Other
False dichotomy based on misuse of principle of recognition