People [1]: An Ode to Gregory Bateson: "The Map Is Not The Territory..." [2]

Posted by : Admin on Feb 02, 2006 - 02:18 PM
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"The Map Is Not The Territory [5]," 2002-2006
Metamedia, Mesh-Mashup, Meta-Identifiers [6](?), MetaSystems [7](?), Network Media
New Media, Multimedia, Intermedia, Telematic, General Semantics [8], 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 [9]
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 [10] 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 [11]"

...more to come...

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