Meaning and Value: Displacing the Center

We believe that meanings and values are stored in things, in objects, places, people but this is not true. Meanings and values are stored as and in the distributed properties of complex, adaptive and interdependent fields and relationships of reference. The value of an artwork is not in the artwork itself, it is a property…

Redundancy and Replication

Beacon in the darkness. 1940's diner. Cultural entities, artefacts and places are simple moments, nodes in time and space.  It is true that any particular node in some way encodes the whole culture in its form and the patterned flow of information and energy from, around, through and as that thing.  Cultural systems protect themselves…