||Modeling Language Glyphs
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
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||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,
||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
||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
||Double spiral: combining evolution and involution§
Definitions are paraphrased
from The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language New College Edition,
Symbolism is taken from
J.E. Cirlot's A Dictionary of Symbols¹
Carl G. Liungman's Dictionary of Symbols²
Alex Patterson's A Field Guide to Rock Art Symbols of the Greater Southwest³
Hans Biedermann's Dictionary of Symbolism: Cultureal Icons & the Meanings
J.C. Cooper's An Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Traditional Symbols¶
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