How do you look at a picture on the wall?
Do you take the whole image in?
Do you include context such as wallpaper, computers and ambiance?
Do you find a viewing distance, a focal distance, that feels right?
Then do you narrow your view, your focus, zoom in, walk closer, for detailed study?
If you were to paint a picture of the problems of the world, the ones you think about, the ones at the top of the spectrum of consideration, what would that one inclusive picture look like?
Would the picture consist of symbols representing each of the issues?
Or might it be an abstract representation that looks like something from Kandinsky?
What if you were to create a picture of the types of pictures that carry meaning. What kind of pictures would be portrayed? What is the ontology of pictures embedded with meaning? Particularly, ones designed to deliver a comprehensive view of the problems of the world, or a small system, or an argument.
There is no law of art or science that requires a single picture to contain so much meaning. But if it were possible, it would be helpful, especially when the picture becomes the interface into the churning worlds of depth and breadth and systemic detail below the surface.
What are the roles that each of us play in life? What does that look like at the highest level?
What does the distilled essence of understanding and meaning look like when we view anything that is valued and complex in our world?
Nurture, Equality, Truth & Systems
How we understand and manage water at the highest level of rational systemic objectives.
The ways we think about water.
Who has the power to influence large scale changes that affect water?
How do we understand the circles of communication and activity related to water?
How do we understand human thought and behavior relating to water?
How do we understand the body’s large scale interaction with water?
Matter | Energy
From molecules to macro climates, how do we understand the systems and science of H2O?
How do we construct the scaffolding that leads to the best decisions about water and the variables that systemically have a relationship with water?
How can we see the geography, cycles, and data visualizations necessary to understand the dynamics of what we know about water?
How are man made extractions, cultivations, productions, machines, processes and outputs systemically related to water? Why can’t every roof collect and process rain water and condensation for consumption?
There are various dimensions of knowledge mapping, systems mapping, and complexity mapping that organize the world in a way we all can best understand it. We can think of pictures as robust creations that need never be fixed in time, space or creative depiction. We can think of the creation of multivariate semiotic representations according to how they differ by perspective, objective, scale of focus, and sensory language.
Our pictures, our visualizations, our multimedia expressions of meaning can be organized into the following inclusive ontology of objectives and representations types:
Interaction/Exchange/Change of State
Human & Physical/Matter:Energy Systems
Computer Aided Life/Interactive Gaming
Extractions of Meaning/Importance/Value
Self Expression/Group Expression
Consider the following semiotic derived questions:
Where are we in the spectrum of our evolution?
What are the structures that envelop and frame our life and how can we see ourselves operating within that context?
What is the criteria that determines what we should do next? How can we best explain/understand how something works, why something happens, where something goes, what variables change, how to achieve a critical objective?
Y Worlds believes knowledge is best derived , organized, extracted and applied through dynamic visualization.