Distribution Automatique

Saturday, June 21

5/25/84 (cont'd)

The sign "past"
in common discourse
represents a locus
of recollected and
scientifically verified
and recorded (narrated)
experience, as well
as many forms of
common linguistic
expressiion. It is
a universally shared
label for a configuration
of common
experiences. However,
theoretical advancement
in nearly every
field of intellectual
endeavor has
transformed the
meaning of this term
for a tremendous
variety of applications.
In the areas of
physics, psychoanalysis,
and poetry and philosophy
the landscape of
temporal experience
has shifted a
clearly ascertainable
amount during this
century. As the
interval of experience
to observe has
contracted, the
experience of the
present has expanded.
The greatest proportion of
poetic, artistic
and psychological and
physical theory
presses its import
toward a deepening
knowledge of the
manifestations of
current experience
as predicted by.
Orwell in*1984,*
history is "disappearing"
but not only for the
reasons he
dramatized. As
we move towards
the present in
our experience we
simultaneously free
ourselves from the
chains of the past.
The past holds
weighty things to
prove to us the
inexorability of
our faults.

The traditional
narrative structures
are giving way to a
more prevailing
view of the relativity
of experience. The
relativistic, probabilistic
and psychoanalytic
views have combined
to convince us more
and more of the
necessity for the
development of new
languages to represent
the actuality of
experience in more
useful terms. Some
of the greatest minds
in modern and contemporary poetics,
psychoanalysis, and
physical and artistic
theory have lent their
wills to this effort.
At the same time this
is in some ways alarming
transition towards
*techne* has paradoxically widened
the gap between these
fields, further
compounding the
complexity of these
great changes.

If we picture the
past as a dense
form of probability
and the present as a
condensed form of
probabiity how would
we visualize the
future? In this
model, the future may
be represented by a
dispersed form of
probabiility- a
physical reality which
can be diagramatically,
symbolically and
statistically represented.
The cycle- dense,
condensed and dispersed
is connected at the
dense and dispersed parts
of the cotinuum as follows:
Dispersed probability
is represeted in
graphemic, visual-
imaginative, sonic
forms by utterances and
physical notation,
transformation of
radio and television
waves, etc. All of
these are symbolic
*physical* manifestations.
All of these manifestations
exist such that they
are retainable and
reproducible and
ultimately may direct
physica movement toward
the transformation of
physica lbehaviior.
By comparing the
presnt with the
past in terms of
dense and dispersed
probabilities, we
can inject the
concept of the indeterminate
interval to condition our
usage of these

Thus in moving from
a dispersed form
of probability towards a
dense form,
symbolic representations
are transformed into
physical manifestations.
The symbols are
gradually (in
gradated intervals
or quantum leaps)
manifested in the
forms of dense,
and stable masses
Ordinary experiential
causality may
be reversible
along this axis.
By changing symbols
into stable masses
dispersed probability
is stabilized into
dense forms.
is tracked in the
interval that limits
these boundaries

physical experience-------------transcendent forms

As probability moves
more and more towards
dispersed forms
physical representation
becomes more and more
difficult to ascertain.
the patterns are
eventually considered
random. The
axis inorganic/organic
may also be represented


The mental process
also exists along this
axis and contains
aspects of
all these forms.
A more dispersed mental
process moves more and
more towards a
position of non-
experience (in
The mind finds it
more and more
problematic to
connect the material
representaion of
reality with its
symbolic representations.

The so called
"time reversal" effect
observes that a hypothetical
could theoretically
be moving through
time in a reversed