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Computing with space: a tangle formalism for chora and difference

By Marius Buliga

Abstract

What is space computing,simulation, or understanding? Converging from several sources, this seems to be something more primitive than what is meant nowadays by computation, something that was along with us since antiquity (the word "choros", "chora", denotes "space" or "place" and is seemingly the most mysterious notion from Plato, described in Timaeus 48e - 53c) which has to do with cybernetics and with the understanding of the front end visual system. It may have some unexpected applications, also. \ud \ud Here, inspired by Bateson (see Supplementary Material), I explore from the mathematical side the point of view that there is no difference between the map and the territory, but instead the transformation of one into another can be understood by using a formalism of tangle diagrams

Topics: Biophysics, Human Computer Interaction, Machine Vision, Philosophy of Mind
Year: 2011
OAI identifier: oai:cogprints.org:7287

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