People : An Ode to Gregory Bateson: "The Map Is Not The Territory..." 
Posted by : Admin on Feb 02, 2006 - 02:18 PM
"The Map Is Not The Territory ," 2002-2006
Metamedia, Mesh-Mashup, Meta-Identifiers (?), MetaSystems (?), Network Media
New Media, Multimedia, Intermedia, Telematic, General Semantics , Conceptual, Abstract...
"We say the map is different from the territory.
But what is the territory?
Operationally, somebody went out with a retina or a measuring stick
and made representations which were then put on paper.
What is on the paper map is a representation of what was in
the retinal representation of the man who made the map;
and as you push the question back,
what you find is an infinite regress, an infinite series of maps.
The territory never gets in at all. […]
Always, the process of representation will filter it out so that
the mental world is only maps of maps, ad infinitum."
- Gregory Bateson (1904-1980), Anthropologist, Cyberneticist, Linguist, & Social Scientist
Inspired by Integral Theorists :
Ralph Abraham • Tom Atlee • Kenny Ausubel • Mary Catherine Bateson • Nora Bateson 
Michel Bauwens • Joseph Campbell • Fritjof Capra • Pierre Teilhard de Chardin • Anne Dosher
Marcel Duchamp • Jim Fournier • Marija Gimbutas • Stanislav Grof • Francis Heylighen
Jean Houston • Aldous Huxley • Alfred Korzybski  • Ervin & Alexander Laszlo • Lawrence Lessig
Humberto Maturana • Margaret Mead • Thomas J. McFarlane • Michael Murphy
Jackson Pollack • Richard Stallman • Rudolph Steiner • Elizabeth Thompson
William Irwin Thompson • Paul Trevithick • David Ulansey
D.Beck, A.Cohen & K.Wilber • Francesco Varela and many others...
"Dialectic Process vs. Dialogic Process "
...more to come...
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