60D
Resonance of a Room of Perception

INDIVIDUAL AND COLLECTIVE PERCEPTION IN THE DIGITAL AGE
IN A HEURISTIC AND METACOGNITIVE VIEW

An art and cognitive artistic research project by Udo Fon

60D
Resonance of a
Room of Perception

INDIVIDUAL AND COLLECTIVE PERCEPTION IN THE DIGITAL AGE
IN A HEURISTIC AND METACOGNITIVE VIEW

An art and cognitive artistic research project by Udo Fon

Fig. 1. The grid of image 60D consists of 256 individual parts and is organized from A1 to P16.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

To visualize a refined approach of perception this project has two parts:

Part one is the image 60D (also named 6011, CXC, Chromosome X Collision, Part of the Whole, Teil vom Ganzen, Geil vom Tanzen, Le Code du cœur) which illustrates the resonance of perceptual space.

Part two is theoretical: The metacognitive model “On the Emergence of an Entity of Entropy” defines “room of perception / perceptual space”, “social entropy”, “outception”, and more.

In the beginning, there was a philosophical question: How many parts are needed to recognize the whole?

By understanding the whole as a vivid, social resonance, the large-format picture 60D symbolizes an emerging entity. But the picture has been divided into 256 individual images. Parts of which exist as real paintings in the golden ratio dimension 80 x 130 cm, and parts of the picture exist only virtually as NFT.

The heuristic model follows two main theses:

#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 the authors BRIEF HISTORY OF PERCEPTION, https://doi.org/10.22501/rc.1025487

#2   An increased flow of information can result in heterarchical structured phenomena such as neural information integration or group cohesion.

If the flow of information creates a social resonance and heterarchical group organization, group cohesion can be viewed as analogous to the process of neurological information integration. The entitativity of a group can thus be described as a dynamic group consciousness similar to the human psyche. Hence it is assumed that for the creation of an entitativity information is not only transmitted on cognitive levels but also on subatomic levels. It is discussed if the technological extension and the data augmented perception allow an exchange of information on subatomic levels such as inner images or dialogues. Or if inner images and dialogues are just individual recreations of personal interpretations. (Link in progress: ON THE EMREGENCE OF AN ENTITY OF ENTROPY. Publication expected end 2021)

The project’s goal is to research, illustrate, elucidate and develop imaging techniques for group cohesion and social entitativity.

“Thank you for your two texts, which I read with interest. The contents you address are beyond my expertise, but are of great importance.”

Hans-Dieter Klein / Composer, philosopher and full member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences.

To illustrate social resonance, the image has been given multiple levels of understanding:

THE RESONANCE LEVEL

Inspired by the discoveries of the physicist Ernst Florenz Friedrich Chladni (1756–1827), the amateur violinist, he once placed sand on a metal plate and stroked the edge with his violin bow, discovered geometric patterns, which can be found also in nature.

Fig. 4. A metal plate vibrating at resonance. Textbook on acoustics from William Henry Stone (1879) Elementary Lessons on Sound, Macmillan and Co., London, p. 26, fig. 12

In the 20th century, the photographer and author Alexander Lauterwasser (born 1951) did similar experiments with water. His studies discovered standing waves which shows a strong similarity with living creatures.

Fig. 5. Research arrangement studio Lauterwasser
Fig. 6. Shape of a caterpillar by the sonication with different frequencies of a water drop (upper right corner).

THE PSYCHOLOGICAL LEVEL

Jacques Lacan´s (1901–1981) concept of a triadic structure of a human mind, summarized in an imaginary, symbolic, and real level, is here applied onto the social entity of a global communication. In this way individual inner images and dialogues can be synchronized in a group cohesion process and cause the creation of paradigms and common views of the world.

Fig. 7. The Lacan triad of an imaginary, symbolic, and real level of human psyche.

THE SYMBOLIC LEVEL

The image 60D is inspired by the binary number system of Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz (1646–1716), who tried to develop a safe and logical symbolic language for a hypothetical universal science or Mathesis Universalis. His dual system became the operational basis of computer technology in the 20th century.

Leibniz himself was inspired by the I-Ching. His friend Joachim Bouvet sent him a copy of a book with sixty-four hexagrams from China in 1701.

Fig. 2 & 3. In this book each figure is composed of six stacked horizontal lines, where each line is either unbroken or broken.

THE REAL LEVEL

Fig. 8: Exhibition view “Sapiens Galacticus III“, Bildraum 07, Vienna 2015
Fig. 9. View of the paintings in the artists studio, ca. 2019

The concept of CXCPOTW was first 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. Find more details here: https://www.saatchiart.com/account/artworks/417540

THE VIRTUAL LEVEL

Some single images are only available as NFT @ https://opensea.io/UFON

Fig. 10. Screenshot of the project on the NFT platform Opensea https://opensea.io/UFON

Figures:

Fig. 1: Illustration from the author

Fig. 2–3: Copy of a book with i-Ching hexagrams (1701). Retrieved March 2021, from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gottfried_Wilhelm_Leibniz.

Fig. 4: A metal plate vibrating at resonance. Textbook on acoustics from William Henry Stone (1879) Elementary Lessons on Sound, Macmillan and Co., London, p. 26, fig. 12. Retrieved March 2021, from https://books.google.at/books?id=B_s4AAAAMAAJ&pg=PA26&redir_esc=y#v=onepage&q&f=false

Fig. 5 & 6: Still images from Lauterwasser experiments and interviews. Retrieved March 2021, from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i23Ah5lBQIU. See also https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M2pOY5sGCdAhttp://wasserklangbilder.dehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cymatics

Fig. 7:The Lacan triad of an imaginary, symbolic, and real level of the human psyche. Retrieved March 2021, from https://cadelllast.com/2018/02/21/jacques-lacan-and-the-imaginary-symbolic-real/. See also: Hendrix, John. (2019). The Imaginary and Symbolic of Jacques Lacan. 10.13140/RG.2.2.17632.23048.

Fig. 8, 9, 10: Photos/Screenshots taken by the author. See also https://www.fon.space/11/1/ux-portfolio/galacticus-iii/