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[xmca] Space, neighbourhood, dwelling in, in*formation as notions with a "family resemblance"
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I hear your appreciation in a big break from categorizing as primary. I just haven't got really clear in learning from my own thinking experience how relational formation happens in conceptualisation. It's apparent after its produced itself. I have just jumped in and I'm not familiar with Ingold but he seems not to be researching by changing and influencing ,so maybe there's a difference because of ethnographic method? Stages do seem to be useful as metaphor because in that there is 'transition', but perhaps 'line' symbolises something that hides more ( i.e relationally) by removing boundary in it's absolute sense.
Going back to organic formation for inspiration, but also to learn from 'living', natures form is not 'boundary lines' , which was something I was exploring thinking about non-causal relations ( after Maturana). Hence my fairly literal pointing out that 'line' isn't indexical to organic formations of organisms boundary relations and structures.
I came to that after trying to recognise formation, and a desire to make accessible through recogising conceptual relational thinking consciously forming as a 'tool' in environmental management education practice, which in acquisition changes a horizon of possibility. ( Yet accounts of studying this as dual-stimulation , don't appear for me in 'reverse' in Davydov's instruction guiding formal teaching. I am attracted to understand/ make practical action guided by principles informed/ing dual stimulation, but also suspect that we could align better through learning from organic formation in crafting conceptual tools . In this on-going living is always in the present, hence the notion of linear time being a tool of our invention. Maturana's recursion relies upon it though he also recognises its creation in our cognition. Here is an example from Maturana:
something as a system of processes ( circular organisation) it needs to
encounter another linear domain ( the medium) that displaces it, that
in our perception of both, recognises iterations and produces a new
phenomenon . One example is a wheel turning, which becomes circular
against the linear ground/, where in distance covered the phenomemon of
movement appears. ---
Dual stimulation as displacement actions in activity doesn't pan out as cleanly as this non-organic example of a new horizon of possibility phenomena appearing. So maybe 'linear' is not as helpful as we think it is.
Ruminations more than gestures for the forum , I suspect. Though I have a strong feeling over-focus on categorizing does not lend itself to help developmental movement in thinking skills for project work affecting the natural environment.
I do take "lines" as potentially a big break in
conceptualisation. I take it in the sense of lines (lines of
development, lines of events, lines of thought, lines of action, blood
lines, ...) as opposed to groups or cateogries or things. So it actually
functions to do away with boundaries (boundary lines), focus on which is
almost always a disease.
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