"the human mind...operates by association accordance with some intricate web of trails carried by the cells of the brain"




- Vannevar Bush, "As We May Think," Atlantic Monthly (1945) quoted by Michael Joyce in Of Two Minds: Hypertext Pedagogy and Poetics, 1995.



The secret of what anything means to us depends on how we have connected it to all the other things we know.


This is why, when someone learns "by rote," we say that they do not really understand.

However, if you have several different representations, when one approach fails you can try another....



please wait for this graphic to'll see Doug Dauger's "atom in a box"--a graphic representation of quantum mechanicals, turning...

Well-connected representations let you turn ideas around in your mind, to envision things from many perspectives, until you find one that works for you. And that is what we mean by thinking!
- Marvin Minsky, The Society of Mind, in "Will Robots Inherit the Earth?", for Scientific American's Life in the Universe, 1994

To think is to voyage.





- Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari "The Desiring-Machines"




graphic courtesy of Doug Dauger

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