In the beginning …
… there were a sinus wave and two questions: Is there a common perception whereby a person from Upper Manhattan can see the world the same as a person from the Ukraine? And second, how many parts of the world are needed to be seen to recognize the whole?
By understanding the whole as a vivid, ever-changing social resonance, the large-format picture 60D (developed out of one sinus wave) symbolizes a fragmented social resonance. The total size of ca. 20 x 10 m makes it difficult to view the image as a whole. Additionally, the picture is split into 256 individual images. Parts exist as real paintings in the golden ratio dimension 80 x 130 cm (https://www.saatchiart.com/udofon), and parts of the picture exist only virtually as NFT (https://opensea.io/UFON).
During my research on perception and cognition, not only the importance of metacognition has become apparent, but also a theoretical framework and a heuristic model has emerged, where I realized that:
#1 An expanded ability to perceive cause an increased flow of information.
As soon as human senses will be expanded by optical or technological support such as telescopes, television, smartphones, or similar, an increased flow of communication can be observed in the community that is experiencing the expansion of perception. In these communities, often social restructuring, unrest, and sometimes even military conflicts can be noted.
See also BRIEF HISTORY OF PERCEPTION, https://doi.org/10.22501/rc.1025487
#2 An increased flow of information creates a rush of information (Hyperflux) that enables heterarchical structures analogous to neural information integration and group cohesion.
If dynamic information processing results in heterarchical group structures, group cohesion shows analogous structures to neurological information integration. Thus the entitativity of a group can be viewed as a dynamic group consciousness similar to the human psyche. Hence it is assumed that for the creation of entitativity information like endogenous representations are not only transmitted on cognitive levels but also on metacognitive levels. But it remains unclear, as long as unmeasurable, if endogenous representations are just individual recreations of personal interpretations. These very subtle aspects seem to be particularly important in future forms of society that have overcome local, political, religious, or generally restrictive representations. An early version of this ongoing heuristic framework on an individual and common information architecture in the space age can be found here: ON THE EMREGENCE OF AN ENTITY OF ENTROPY https://doi.org/10.22501/rc.957504.
“Thank you for your two texts, which I read with interest. The contents you address are beyond my expertise, but are of great importance.”
The first elements of 60D
were shown in an exhibition in Vienna in 2015. The images A1–A6, B2–B6, C1, C3–C6, D1-D6 have been painted in oil on canvas. You find more details here: https://www.saatchiart.com/account/artworks/417540
Fig. 1: Exhibition view “Sapiens Galacticus III“, Bildraum 07, Vienna 2015
Fig. 2: The grid of image 60D consists of 256 individual parts and is organized from A1 to P16.
On a virtual level
some elements are available as NFT @ https://opensea.io/UFON
Fig. 3: Screenshot of the project on the NFT platform Opensea