Scales of time: the very small and the very large; horizons of perception and action
Geotemporality is bound to materiality.
What is it to be human in the context of geological and planetary time?
How are humans formed by, perceived by, agents acting across different scales of time?
Finding connections to the laws that govern our planet, universe, etc....
Engineering at the planetary scale.
Potential energy - the potential to act in time.
Basin of attraction - explored all of the phase potential - exploring different pathways.
The set of points in the space of system variables such that initial conditions chosen in this set dynamically evolve to a particular attractor. An attractor is a set of states (points in the phase space), invariant under the dynamics, towards which neighboring states in a given basin of attraction asymptotically approach in the course of dynamic evolution.
How do designers explore different pathways? "If you hold a hammer, all the problems you see is a nail."
Individuals are actually networks. And those networks span across space and time. There is time at the human scale. And there is time beyond the human scale.
"All living things need an atmosphere around them, a secret circle of darkness..." --Nietzsche
Psychic memories of our evolution... "the oldest memories on Earth, the time codes carried in every chromosome and gene. Every step we've taken in our evolution is a milestone inscribed with organic memories--from the enzymes controlling carbon dioxide cycle to the organization of the brachial plexus and the nerve path-ways of the Pyramid cells in the mid-brain, each is a record of a thousand decisions taken in the face of a sudden physico-chemical crisis."
Map of node points on the Earth - Network connectivity on our planet.