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Abstract Geology

  • Assymmetry:
    Hypothetical state of matter embedding an infinite possibility of determinations. This state preecedes a disymmetrical event (rupture,reforming) that attributes orientation/determination and equilibrium (symmetry). Any homogeneous and isotrope milieu can be defined indifferently as a total absence of symmetry or as a virtual infinite symmetry (without elected axis, point or plane).
  • Dispositif (apparatus):
    according to Giorgio Agamben, this notion is central in the work of Foucault. The notion of positivity can be traced from the work of Hegel on natural (inner experience) and positive religion (external influence of an ensembles of rituals and conventions, set in History). Therefore the dispositif is anything that has the capacity to capture, orientate, model, determine the actions, opinions, emotions of living beings. It always has a strategic goal and is always located in a relation of power.
  • Dissymmetry:
    In every established symmetry, a rupture can manifest. This rupture can be partial (not destroying the integral continuity of the system) and non accidental (matured, required, irreversible and generalised). Such a rupture would complexify the equilibrium and constitute a disymmetry. It will enrich the structure or organism where it happens by giving new properties and leading it to a higher level of organisation.


  • Maps :
    All maps are semiotically frontier signs.

One never maps a territory that one doesn’t contemplate appropriating.

  • Negative entropy:
    according to Schrodinger negative entropy is the amount of order that an organism "sucks from its environment" as its lives or "avoids decay to thermodynamical equilibrium or of maximum entropy".
  • Quantum Graphity:
    Quantum graphity conceives of the universe as a network—a graph—of elementary grains. It begins in a highly energized, fully interconnected state, with every grain linked to every other grain. You could go from any grain to any other grain in one hop, without passing through any intermediate points, and you couldn’t subdivide the universe into separate chunks. Such a universe couldn’t be described as spatial. Then the network loses energy, prunes its links, and transforms into a regular grid, as if condensing from a chaotic gas into a orderly crystalline structure. Some grains are close together, the rest far apart, so the universe has a notion of distance: it acquires the properties of a system existing in space. The theory is very bare-bones, but offers a plausible scenario for how the space we experience might emerge from a deeper reality. (George Musser)

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  • Symmetry:
    "relation of parts, proportion," from Greek symmetria "agreement in dimensions, due proportion, arrangement," from symmetros "having a common measure, even, proportionate," from assimilated form of syn- "together" (see syn-) + metron "meter" (see meter (n.2)). Meaning "harmonic arrangement of parts" first recorded 1590s. State of equilibrium.