Anthony Judge: Eightfold Configuration of Nested Cycles of Cognitive Transformations: Meta-pattern of connectivity through a hypersphere?

Advanced Cyber/IO, Cultural Intelligence
Anthony Judge

Eightfold Configuration of Nested Cycles of Cognitive Transformations:  Meta-pattern of connectivity through a hypersphere?

Produced on the occasion of the joint meeting of the Scientific and Medical Network and the
Society for Scientific Exploration on Mapping Time, Mind and Space (Brú na Bóinne, Ireland, 2012).

Use of electrical metaphors for comprehension of transformative cognitive processes
From “periodic table” to “periodic container”
Periodic table of elements as problematic sociopolitical metaphor
Engaging with distinctions
Using the periodic table as a patterning template for cognitive transformations
Possible mapping of periodic correspondences into nested circles
Towards a “new set of wheels” for psychosocial navigation
Necessary “tuning” of any periodic representation
Recognition of cultural icons within a pattern of nested circles?


In a preceding exercise the focus was on identifying the nature and range of cognitive transformations, of which people are commonly aware, in quest of an approach to configuring them together in a meaningful pattern (In Quest of a Dynamic Pattern of Transformations: sensing the strange attractor of an emerging Rosetta Stone, 2012). That initiative indicated various possibilities for further exploration. The challenge is that these possibilities are disparate in nature and it is quite unclear how they might be fruitfully interrelated, whether this is feasible, or whether any outcome would be comprehensible — or even desirable. An initial purpose is therefore merely to identify the pieces of a puzzle — of unknown design — which could include in no particular order:

The following exploration is an effort to weave together these different “threads” using the periodic table as a valuable template — whilst offering a specific critique of the role of the table metaphor in current psychosocial organization. The weaving metaphor itself follows from a previous argument (Interweaving Thematic Threads and Learning Pathways, 2010).

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