Spectrums of Meaning
We like to think in polarities.It makes things very simple.
[one_half]BlackManGoodDeadFatYesHardRichHappyStrongDemocratYoungSmartExpensiveGenerousTrueBigHotSharpLoveSameEmployedHealthyIntrovertUgly[/one_half]
[one_half_last]WhiteWomanBadAliveThinNoSoftPoorSadWeakRepublicanOldStupidCheapSkinflintFalseLittleColdSoftHateDifferentUnemployedSickExtravertBeautiful[/one_half_last]
We suggest that these words and all of the meanings they conveyfunction as artificial boxesfunction as plastic choicesfunction as inherited misunderstandingsof the complexityof the systemsof the spectrumsthat constitute the essence of every one of these words, and all of the                                 words we have invented to fill the gap between each set of polarities.
These boxes fail at Nurture, Equality, Truth and Systems.They are useful. But mislead, misinform, miscommunicate.
They do the job of the word itself. But most often, the spectrum of meaning behind any topic cannot be accurately, systemically, or contextually realized by the word alone. The points depicted by the words are simply points within a spectrum of points, threads, fabrics, patterns and systems – a rich semiotic landscape.
There is no such thing as healthy or sick.There is no such thing as ugly or beautiful. There is no such thing as smart or stupid.
These words. Narrow inherited words. Points within a spectrum. What is a beautiful face to a baby hippo is different than what a human baby finds attractive.  What is smart to a human may seem dull to a future intelligent species.
Yes, we must use words, Yes, we must use words to think.Yes, we must understand the world by the words.But the words do not convey Nurture, Equality, Truth or Systems.
What if our words, our labels, our polarities, our restrictive constructs, limit us from learning the greatest lessons of the past century? What if we could translate those lessons into an evolutionary language that helps us put that knowledge into practice? 
The learning begins with Nurture, Equality, Truth and Systems.When applied to every polarity on our list, NETS takes us to a different modality.
Lets take the construct of young and old. We think of humans as babies, children, teenagers, adults, middle aged adults and seniors. We categorize. We know a human being is rapidly changing from birth to childhood, beginning to solidify its foundational essence in its early life, and launches into a stronger conscious mechanism to guide itself until it stops functioning as a human. The chronological reference to the state of a human being across its development and lifespan is nothing more than an artificial construct that social structures use to regulate and manage human affairs. But there are biological “ages”, biological states of being, biological functionalities and capacities and potentials that express a spectrum of dynamic realities that more accurately describe the meaning and value that words fail to capture. The labels themselves obfuscate the meanings and complexities beneath the surface of the label.
Consider the label of “poverty”. Poverty is a state of being caused by a complexity of non nurturing, non equal, non truthful and non systemic human thoughts and behaviors. Poverty is us failing to live up to our potential. When we use the word poverty we think about the individual on the wrong end of inheritance, and not us – because we have no word for us failing them. Labels have nothing to do with Nurture, Equality, Truth and Systems.
The essential meanings emerge from answers (Proof Process) to the following questions:
How do the systems of the universe work?How do human centric systems work?What does any variable in question have to do with Nurture, Equality, Truth and Systems?How do I understand the states, dynamics, programming and exchange among variables in question?How can I contribute to my establishment of Nurture, Equality, Truth and Systems and to a similar vitalization of every human and potential human on the planet?
Words are important. Labels are useful. But if we are to sustain and surmount and survive, it is essential that we develop a semiotic language that gathers complex knowledge into systemic scaffoldings. Simplification of the complex into understanding and action is essential.

So, here is the meaning of life simplified.
We exist within a vast and never ending                 systemic                 auto-poetic                 spectrum of variables, forces and interactions.
Our most vitalizing role is to pursue and perceive Nurture, Equality, Truth and Systems.
As individuals, groups, collectives and societies, we act upon ourselves and the resources of the universe.
The more we can understand ourselves, each other and “what is”, the more we begin with a foundation rooted in Nurture, Equality, Truth and Systems, the more we can shape the future                 at all levels of detail                 toward our potential.

Y Worlds. Seeing the universe as a brilliant spectrum of matter and energy and meaning.


Cells + Patterns = Meaning
Madison Avenue’s Upper East Side coutures contain some of the most intricate designs we have ever seen. These clothing patterns explore the breadth and depth of our capacity to create shape and form, color and texture. Among these dresses and skirts and scarfs are semiotic inspirations for the use of pattern to carry and convey meaning.

After years of research, we still believe that unique fixed models are the best way to organize the variables of systems.
We still believe that filling the cells of these models with rich semiotic patterns is the way to convey states and exchanges.
We still believe that a multitude of perspectives can only be portrayed by a multitude of integrated models viewed together.
We still believe that we only need a few specific defined colors, shapes and forms to deliver meaning.
And we still believe that a browser based real time visualization engine is the solution to the reinvention of knowledge.
Above all, representations are driven by their objectives and the meaning to be conveyed.
Here are some examples of how meaning can be portrayed through pattern embedded in form.
DRINKING ENERGY DRINKSThese patterns depict the immediate result of a person drinking an energy drink.  The patterns show the different effects by changing not only the color but the texture of the pattern. A harsher pattern conveys a more negative depiction.
CONCUSSION MODELThese patterns depict the immediate result of a person getting a concussion.  The patterns show the different effects by changing not only the color but texture of the pattern. A harsher pattern conveys a more negative depiction.
Below are some examples of pattern we at Y Worlds have created.

 
Y Worlds Pattern as Meaning  — Y Worlds Models
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Spectrums of Meaning

We like to think in polarities.
It makes things very simple.

[one_half]Black
Man
Good
Dead
Fat
Yes
Hard
Rich
Happy
Strong
Democrat
Young
Smart
Expensive
Generous
True
Big
Hot
Sharp
Love
Same
Employed
Healthy
Introvert
Ugly[/one_half]

[one_half_last]White
Woman
Bad
Alive
Thin
No
Soft
Poor
Sad
Weak
Republican
Old
Stupid
Cheap
Skinflint
False
Little
Cold
Soft
Hate
Different
Unemployed
Sick
Extravert
Beautiful[/one_half_last]

We suggest that these words and all of the meanings they convey
function as artificial boxes
function as plastic choices
function as inherited misunderstandings
of the complexity
of the systems
of the spectrums
that constitute the essence of every one of these words, and all of the                                 words we have invented to fill the gap between each set of polarities.

These boxes fail at Nurture, Equality, Truth and Systems.
They are useful. But mislead, misinform, miscommunicate.

They do the job of the word itself. But most often, the spectrum of meaning behind any topic cannot be accurately, systemically, or contextually realized by the word alone. The points depicted by the words are simply points within a spectrum of points, threads, fabrics, patterns and systems – a rich semiotic landscape.

There is no such thing as healthy or sick.
There is no such thing as ugly or beautiful. 
There is no such thing as smart or stupid.

These words. Narrow inherited words. Points within a spectrum. What is a beautiful face to a baby hippo is different than what a human baby finds attractive.  What is smart to a human may seem dull to a future intelligent species.

Yes, we must use words, 
Yes, we must use words to think.
Yes, we must understand the world by the words.
But the words do not convey Nurture, Equality, Truth or Systems.

What if our words, our labels, our polarities, our restrictive constructs, limit us from learning the greatest lessons of the past century? What if we could translate those lessons into an evolutionary language that helps us put that knowledge into practice? 

The learning begins with Nurture, Equality, Truth and Systems.
When applied to every polarity on our list, NETS takes us to a different modality.

Lets take the construct of young and old. We think of humans as babies, children, teenagers, adults, middle aged adults and seniors. We categorize. We know a human being is rapidly changing from birth to childhood, beginning to solidify its foundational essence in its early life, and launches into a stronger conscious mechanism to guide itself until it stops functioning as a human. The chronological reference to the state of a human being across its development and lifespan is nothing more than an artificial construct that social structures use to regulate and manage human affairs. But there are biological “ages”, biological states of being, biological functionalities and capacities and potentials that express a spectrum of dynamic realities that more accurately describe the meaning and value that words fail to capture. The labels themselves obfuscate the meanings and complexities beneath the surface of the label.

Consider the label of “poverty”. Poverty is a state of being caused by a complexity of non nurturing, non equal, non truthful and non systemic human thoughts and behaviors. Poverty is us failing to live up to our potential. When we use the word poverty we think about the individual on the wrong end of inheritance, and not us – because we have no word for us failing them. Labels have nothing to do with Nurture, Equality, Truth and Systems.

The essential meanings emerge from answers (Proof Process) to the following questions:

How do the systems of the universe work?
How do human centric systems work?
What does any variable in question have to do with Nurture, Equality, Truth and Systems?
How do I understand the states, dynamics, programming and exchange among variables in question?
How can I contribute to my establishment of Nurture, Equality, Truth and Systems and to a similar vitalization of every human and potential human on the planet?

Words are important. Labels are useful. But if we are to sustain and surmount and survive, it is essential that we develop a semiotic language that gathers complex knowledge into systemic scaffoldings. Simplification of the complex into understanding and action is essential.

So, here is the meaning of life simplified.

We exist within a vast and never ending
                 systemic
                 auto-poetic
                 spectrum of variables, forces and interactions.

Our most vitalizing role is to pursue and perceive Nurture, Equality, Truth and Systems.

As individuals, groups, collectives and societies, we act upon ourselves and the resources of the universe.

The more we can understand ourselves, each other and “what is”, the more we begin with a foundation rooted in Nurture, Equality, Truth and Systems, the more we can shape the future
                 at all levels of detail
                 toward our potential.

Y Worlds. Seeing the universe as a brilliant spectrum of matter and energy and meaning.



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Cells + Patterns = Meaning

Madison Avenue’s Upper East Side coutures contain some of the most intricate designs we have ever seen. These clothing patterns explore the breadth and depth of our capacity to create shape and form, color and texture. Among these dresses and skirts and scarfs are semiotic inspirations for the use of pattern to carry and convey meaning.

After years of research, we still believe that unique fixed models are the best way to organize the variables of systems.

We still believe that filling the cells of these models with rich semiotic patterns is the way to convey states and exchanges.

We still believe that a multitude of perspectives can only be portrayed by a multitude of integrated models viewed together.

We still believe that we only need a few specific defined colors, shapes and forms to deliver meaning.

And we still believe that a browser based real time visualization engine is the solution to the reinvention of knowledge.

Above all, representations are driven by their objectives and the meaning to be conveyed.

Here are some examples of how meaning can be portrayed through pattern embedded in form.

DRINKING ENERGY DRINKS
These patterns depict the immediate result of a person drinking an energy drink.  The patterns show the different effects by changing not only the color but the texture of the pattern. A harsher pattern conveys a more negative depiction.

CONCUSSION MODEL
These patterns depict the immediate result of a person getting a concussion.  The patterns show the different effects by changing not only the color but texture of the pattern. A harsher pattern conveys a more negative depiction.

Below are some examples of pattern we at Y Worlds have created.

 

Y Worlds Pattern as Meaning  — Y Worlds Models



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THE MEANING OF MEANING
The Meaning of Meaning. Level 1.
We’re going to try to explain to ourselves, and to you, what we know at our highest Ontological Level.
Us
1U. WE ARE AUTOPOEITIC. A COMPLEX DYNAMIC GENERATIVE SYSTEM
Our definition of life revolves around the idea of autopoiesis.
From the Encyclopedia Brittanica: This idea was put forth by Chilean biologists Humberto Maturana and Francisco Varela and emphasizes the peculiar closure of living systems, which are alive and maintain themselves metabolically whether they succeed in reproduction or not. Unlike machines, whose governing functions are embedded by human designers, organisms are self-governing. The autopoietic definition of life resembles the physiological definition but emphasizes life’s maintenance of its own identity, its informational closure, its cybernetic self-relatedness, and its ability to make more of itself. 

THE MEANING OF MEANING

The Meaning of Meaning. Level 1.

We’re going to try to explain to ourselves, and to you, what we know at our highest Ontological Level.

Us

1U. WE ARE AUTOPOEITIC. A COMPLEX DYNAMIC GENERATIVE SYSTEM

Our definition of life revolves around the idea of autopoiesis.

From the Encyclopedia Brittanica: This idea was put forth by Chilean biologists Humberto Maturana and Francisco Varela and emphasizes the peculiar closure of living systems, which are alive and maintain themselves metabolically whether they succeed in reproduction or not. Unlike machines, whose governing functions are embedded by human designers, organisms are self-governing. The autopoietic definition of life resembles the physiological definition but emphasizes life’s maintenance of its own identity, its informational closure, its cybernetic self-relatedness, and its ability to make more of itself. 

MEANING- WHAT STANDS OUT
We believe in the extraordinary concept stuck with an ordinary name - meaning.
Meaning is what stands out across all of our senses.Meaning is the signal that stands out from the noise.
Meaning is the pattern that is deviant,                 the pattern that is sought,                 the pattern that can be recognized,                 the laws of pattern that enable us to understand and anticipate,                 the pattern that we are programmed to focus on,                 the sudden motion, the loud noise, that our genetics require us to process,                 the threat we evade                 the exhilaration we explore                 the filter for every stimuli                 the guide to decision and choice                 the thing we call knowledge
Meaning is what we remember in long term memory- in short term memory.Meaning is the connections we make to whatever crosses our path.Meaning is the importance we place on whatever crosses our conscious and subconscious processing. Meaning is the message.Meaning is the understanding.

MEANING- WHAT STANDS OUT

We believe in the extraordinary concept stuck with an ordinary name - meaning.

imgresMeaning is what stands out across all of our senses.
Meaning is the signal that stands out from the noise.

Meaning is the pattern that is deviant,
                 the pattern that is sought,
                 the pattern that can be recognized,
                 the laws of pattern that enable us to understand and anticipate,
                 the pattern that we are programmed to focus on,
                 the sudden motion, the loud noise, that our genetics require us to process,
                 the threat we evade
                 the exhilaration we explore
                 the filter for every stimuli
                 the guide to decision and choice
                 the thing we call knowledge

Meaning is what we remember in long term memory- in short term memory.
Meaning is the connections we make to whatever crosses our path.
Meaning is the importance we place on whatever crosses our conscious and subconscious processing. 
Meaning is the message.
Meaning is the understanding.

Meaning Pt. 2

We have looked at the stars for thousands of year. Followed the habits of insects and birds and land animals. Examined how best to keep warm, to get from A to B, to feed ourselves, to avoid pain, to stay alive. Experimented with human relationships. Recorded our patterns and environments and experiences and learnings and thinkings.

We make thousands of decisions every day. Most are subconscious.
Think about the subconscious and conscious decisions you’ve made over the past 24 hours. Think about the most important decisions you’ve made in your life.
If we were to create a living organizational entity, a cooperative, that was designed to Nurture, it would, at its essence, offer a scaffolding that addressed the objectives of everyone.
We would acknowledge comfort – the universal need for security, survival and freedom from pain, suffering, hunger, disease and threat.

Meaning Pt. 2

We have looked at the stars for thousands of year. Followed the habits of insects and birds and land animals. Examined how best to keep warm, to get from A to B, to feed ourselves, to avoid pain, to stay alive. Experimented with human relationships. Recorded our patterns and environments and experiences and learnings and thinkings.

We make thousands of decisions every day. Most are subconscious.

Think about the subconscious and conscious decisions you’ve made over the past 24 hours. Think about the most important decisions you’ve made in your life.

If we were to create a living organizational entity, a cooperative, that was designed to Nurture, it would, at its essence, offer a scaffolding that addressed the objectives of everyone.

We would acknowledge comfort – the universal need for security, survival and freedom from pain, suffering, hunger, disease and threat.

Madison Avenue’s Upper East Side coutures contain some of the most intricate designs we have ever seen. These clothing patterns explore the breadth and depth of our capacity to create shape and form, color and texture. Among these dresses and skirts and scarfs are semiotic inspirations for the use of pattern to carry and convey meaning.

After years of research, we still believe that unique fixed models are the best way to organize the variables of systems.

We still believe that filling the cells of these models with rich semiotic patterns is the way to convey states and exchanges.

We still believe that a multitude of perspectives can only be portrayed by a multitude of integrated models viewed together.

We still believe that we only need a few specific defined colors, shapes and forms to deliver meaning.

And we still believe that a browser based real time visualization engine is the solution to the reinvention of knowledge.

Above all, representations are driven by their objectives and the meaning to be conveyed.

(Source: daily.yworlds.com)

We believe in the extraordinary concept stuck with an ordinary name - meaning.
Meaning is what stands out across all of our senses.Meaning is the signal that stands out from the noise.
Meaning is the pattern that is deviant,                 the pattern that is sought,                 the pattern that can be recognized,                 the laws of pattern that enable us to understand and anticipate,                 the pattern that we are programmed to focus on,                 the sudden motion, the loud noise, that our genetics require us to process,                 the threat we evade                 the exhilaration we explore                 the filter for every stimuli                 the guide to decision and choice                 the thing we call knowledge
Meaning is what we remember in long term memory- in short term memory. Meaning is the connections we make to whatever crosses our path.Meaning is the importance we place on whatever crosses our conscious and subconscious processing. Meaning is the message.Meaning is the understanding.

We believe in the extraordinary concept stuck with an ordinary name - meaning.

Meaning is what stands out across all of our senses.
Meaning is the signal that stands out from the noise.

Meaning is the pattern that is deviant,
                 the pattern that is sought,
                 the pattern that can be recognized,
                 the laws of pattern that enable us to understand and anticipate,
                 the pattern that we are programmed to focus on,
                 the sudden motion, the loud noise, that our genetics require us to process,
                 the threat we evade
                 the exhilaration we explore
                 the filter for every stimuli
                 the guide to decision and choice
                 the thing we call knowledge

Meaning is what we remember in long term memory- in short term memory. 
Meaning is the connections we make to whatever crosses our path.
Meaning is the importance we place on whatever crosses our conscious and subconscious processing. 
Meaning is the message.
Meaning is the understanding.

Saturation, hue, contrast, tone, tint, shade- these are just a handful of the words we use to describe one of the most incredible perceptions we possess. We are wired to process color.

It has a power over people that we don’t often acknowledge.  Nothing is quite as affecting as the calming blue of the shallows of the Pacific, the comfortable dull red of Oklahoman rose rock and the arresting orange of a ripe pumpkin.

Teaching does not directly translate into LearningTeaching does not necessarily provide NecessityLearning is not a passive Act

Teaching does not directly translate into Learning
Teaching
 does not necessarily provide Necessity
Learning
 is not a passive Act

Centro
It is centering.It is equilibrium.It is reference.It is open.It is pleasing.It is dynamic.
It is familiar.It is vitality.It is meaning.It is heart.It is nucleus.It is collaborative.

Centro

It is centering.
It is equilibrium.
It is reference.
It is open.
It is pleasing.
It is dynamic.
It is familiar.
It is vitality.
It is meaning.
It is heart.
It is nucleus.
It is collaborative.