Wednesday, 23 December 2009


What I have attempted to do with this appropriated map is to generate a schizocartographic image that attempts to appear seamless with the original. A number of words and phrases have been added, in a similar style to the first, which may not be initially apparent. Most of the added text is from G. Spencer-Brown's text on the calculus of indications (boundary algebra) The Laws of Form (1969), for example: “the law of calling” and “unmarked states”. A highlighted box in the centre quotes a longer section from the book. Spencer-Brown's book, while about mathematics, is also philosophically influenced. He has been hugely important in the area of autopoiesis and second-order observation.

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