Wednesday, August 11, 2010

[ trigger ] [ flow ]


- anything, as an act or event, that serves as a stimulus and initiates or precipitates a reaction or series of reactions
- to initiate or precipitate (a chain of events, scientific reaction, psychological process, etc.
- to fire or explode (a gun, missile, etc.) by pulling a trigger or releasing a triggering device


- move along or out steadily and continuously in a current or stream
- circulate continuously within a particular system
- (of people or things) Go from one place to another in a steady stream, typically in large numbers
- result from; be caused by

+ "Flow refers to a multivalent series of notion and direction. This multivalent possibility of recipient information is coded and in certain cases subliminal - found in the city environment - and is our clue to the flow as a system of subjective criteria presented logically. The eidetic condition is revealed as object, a para-construct of the philosophical, political and cultural value of the taxonomy, where the arrangement is both one substance and time." (Yeoman, Andrew, "Movement, velocity, networks: backup infrastructures")

+ "As in Piranesi's engravings, the contemporary environment may be understood as an infinite interior of imprecise boundaries, where inhabitants are located in the form of a flow, converted into circulation. In this context, road infrastructure plays an important role in establishing an order that is not based upon formal criteria but upon abstract bits of information (on a motorway we can arrive at our destination without using geographical parameters, following only a discontinual set of messages) and immaterial properties such as the increase in the degree of connectivity within the territory that patches (or traces) of meaning provide, without which the order becomes more diffuse." (Valor, Jaume, "Interior Global")

+ "A trigger of one energy form sets off a flow in another which, in turn, triggers a release of a flow in the first; the insertion of more parties creates a chain of trigger-flow interactions that may go in series, in parallel or both...The trigger-flow interactions specifically create an interdependent reproduction among the participating dissipative structures." (De Landa)

reading: "A Thousand Years of Nonlinear History", De Landa

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