We are wired to process audio complexity.
Complexity is best organized and best communicated visually.
Audio is a distant second.
Audio Semiotics has barely been explored.

Symbolic Representation: 22 Sounds
Knowledge Construct:


Symbolic Representation: Circle
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Symbolic Representation: Very Good
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Symbolic Representation: Good
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Symbolic Representation: Neutral
Knowledge Construct:


Symbolic Representation: Bad
Knowledge Construct:


Symbolic Representation: Very Bad
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Symbolic Representation: Human Alturism
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Symbolic Representation: Human Pain
Knowledge Construct:


Symbolic Representation: Alturism
Knowledge Construct:


Symbolic Representation: Pain
Knowledge Construct:


Knowledge is about meaning.
Meaning can be represented with models filled with sound.

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4 thoughts on “Semiotics: Audio

  1. Another tiny Y World chimp mail that openly discloses a cognitive experience of learning volumes in navigating the creative collapsing opportunity. Thanks

  2. The simple form of the proof at the highest level about how human beings can best address complexity is the following:

    1. A simple definition of complexity is, in general usage, complexity tends to be used to characterize something with many parts in intricate arrangement. The study of these complex linkages is the main goal of complex systems theory.

    In science[1] there are at this time a number of approaches to characterizing complexity, many of which are reflected in this article. Neil Johnson describes complexity science as the study of the phenomena which emerge from a collection of interacting objects.[2]

    In a business context, complexity management is the methodology to minimize value-destroying complexity and efficiently control value-adding complexity in a cross-functional approach.

    2. The human understanding of complexity requires an understanding of the programming, exchanges, states, cause/effect, behaviors and “laws” governing “what is” to explain how, what, where, when and why in a manner that is replicable and demonstrable or hypothesized based upon logic and reason and evidence.

    3. The understanding deconstructs to pattern – the ability of human beings and their surrogate instruments to detect, sense and derive some form of order from noise and chaos and randomness and to apply that knowledge to conscious thought, communications, plans and creations.
    Humans rely largely on their visual and auditory wiring for sensemaking – humans are programmed and constructed to take advantage of aspects of those senses while only being capable of a limited dimension of sensory experiences.

    4. If one learns of a system with 40 moving parts, the literature overwhelmingly proves that visualizing those parts as variables, understanding the “laws” of interaction and relationship among those variables via research and replication, and using models an algorithms as checklists of the variables and their characteristics, is the methodology that works best in any field of study. We rely on maps, schematics, mathematics, drawings, architectural plans, visualizations, anatomical images, movies etc. to understand, store, document, study and create complex theoretical and tangible forms. VISUAL.

    5. But we are learning that people who cannot see at all, or see clearly, can process a lot of information through auditory channels.We are learning that the auditory channel can be very effective in the understanding and communication of complexity. The evidence for where auditory will take us in the future is not precise – but it points to breakthroughs in the application of sound to convey complexity and meaning is ways that compelement or transcend visual.

  3. For reference, my idea of a proof processed document looks something like this http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Semiotics – in order to adequately meet the stated aspirations of Y-Worlds, we need to uphold standards at this level as a minimum. The risk involved with not doing so, will be to disenfranchise those who would be the primary contributors to those stated aims.

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