Saturday, June 6, 2020

vistas of blobs: gathering satisfaction in a hunt

To call motion a hunt implies intent in the motion. The moving thing hunts because eventually a capture is seen, after which the moving settles, evidently satisfied. That which moves captures and settles, showing intent.

But there can’t be intent without intelligence. So, the moving capture that settles itself is intelligent.

Formation of clouds in a humid sky gravitates toward concentration of moisture into precipitous portent. The air shapes itself as if drawn to concentrate moisture—as if centripetality of temperature differences in barametric pressure prefers entropic condensation—because entropy prevails “above” all.

Time lapse video of cloud formation over a plain looks like an awesome formation by intent. Analytically, there is physical “prevailing” with results being centripetally drawn into self-precipitating vortexes.

Globular “articulating” gives way to form thereby articulated—yet dynamically frantic (to time-lapse capture), as globularity shifts in and by invisibly great winds stirring the dynamic of self-transforming clouds, as if there’s self-clouding.

But there’s no intent to the awesome globular flow.

Nor is there intent in the motion of an amoeba consuming paramecia in the dramatic time-lapse video titled “Amoeba hunts and kills paramecia,” where sped-up movement shows globular “predators” surrounding “frantic” paramecia—frantic relative to time-lapse capture—into an increasingly constraining space until the little beings stop moving. Amoebic gathering of itself around centripetal capture settles.

Across twilit sky, like a humongous amoeba in high-speed video capture, an awesomely large body of starlings gracefully may draw a topogenic modeler into reverie, concentrating and disseminating synchronous flowing into one ellipsoid telos—or better: telic cohering—some tens of birds shaping the pointed lead that shifts direction synchronously, shifting coordinated shape (less ellipsoid, more so), then as if two flowing bodies are separating—like incipient mitosis—but only for a moment of two trends re-merging in a new topospheric cohering (with a new leading group). The ballet causes strings of body to pull away, then return to the prevailing new telic cohering. The more defined the cohering, the more ellipsoid the body, until finally the mesmerizing murmuration settles its ellipsoid shape, like an artificial cloud with no portent, larger and denser than gathering began, as the tribe comes to closure, the body dances more slowly, lower to the ground, then disappearing into woods (@ 5:30 mins.), like words of some finished poem.

The gatheral decision is made for the night. Regioning of that which regions defines its grounding.

next—> “appellant phenomenality” of the “Spring Points” project.