Modeling Language Glyphs
Creating the Problem
July 1, 1997

Each component of the model is represented by a glyph, the name of the component and a definition, the meaning of the symbolism behind the glyph and a representation of the glyph that you can use in quick sketching, or shorthand notation.

Creating the Problem

|full model| Copyright © 1982, MG Taylor Corporation

Glyph Etymology Symbology Quick
CONDITION: The particular mode or state of being of a person or thing. The existing circumstances. Latin, conditio, agreement, stipulation, from condicere, to talk together, agree Ouroborus (snake): "my end is my beginning." the cycle of disintegration and reintegration, power that eternally consumes and renews itself; the eternal cycle.
Barbell: a conference or dialog³
VISION: The faculty of sight. That which is or has been seen. Unusual competence in discernment or perception. Latin, visus, sight. Eye: symbolic of intelligence and the spirit; a spiritual act of understanding¹
PROBLEM: A question or situationthat presents uncertainty. A question put forward for discussion or solution. Greek, problema, "thing thrown forward", projection, obstacle. Bridge: the transition to a new way of existence that can only be achieved by meaningful rites of passage§
Waves/water: beginning and end; the abode of dragons; symbol of purity
CREATIVE TENSION (TUG AND PULL): Tension: a force tending to produce elongation or extension. Voltage or potential; electromotive force. Creative: the power to cause to exist, bring into being, originate. Double spiral: combining evolution and involution§

Definitions are paraphrased from The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language New College Edition, 1976

Symbolism is taken from
J.E. Cirlot's A Dictionary of Symbols
Carl G. Liungman's Dictionary of Symbols
Alex Patterson's A Field Guide to Rock Art Symbols of the Greater Southwest³
Hans Biedermann's Dictionary of Symbolism: Cultureal Icons & the Meanings Behind Them§
J.C. Cooper's An Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Traditional Symbols¶

copyright © 1997, MG Taylor Corporation. All rights reserved
copyrights, terms and conditions


© MG Taylor Corporation, 1995 - 2002

iteration 3.5