Amecylia Art Archive

order from chaos

1.) the domain of philosophy, of thought, of the deleuzian ‘creation of concepts’, – is active always somewhere between, ‘too little’ and ‘too much’ chaos.
2.) for given ‘too little’ or ‘too much’ chaos, – one is left only with the inability to understand, do, or create, – anything.
3.) ‘noise’, in information theory, is described as having two extremes which make no difference; one is total undifferentiation, the other indifferent-differentiation. (i.e. two types of ‘differences which make no difference’.)
([here we appropriate G. Bateson’s and C. Shannon’s definition of ‘information’, and therein ‘creative organization’ as ‘a difference which (actually) makes a difference,’ to noise and\or chaos, as such.)]
4.) if information, that is, ‘order’ \ ‘organization’ – is to be forged into differences that actually *make* a difference (to thought, to action, etc.), – then it has to emerge along the “edge” of these two ‘extreme forms’ of differences which make no difference; i.e. between the sheer absence and excess of information\order.
5.) the creation of thought, (and indeed, of life itself) – is but a temporary stabilisation of chaos on one side of this chasm, and the destabilization of too-much order on the other.
6.) order is not ‘the opposite of chaos’ (nor something brought to chaos from another domain), – but is instead a co-dependent activity occurring between the two limit-point ‘extremes’ of this interface.
7.) order \ information, – is always-already therein a form of ‘noise in-formation’. chaos being order’s ‘condition of possibility’, – whilst creative-organisation is but a ‘parasite’ living in its interstices.
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