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Selection of complementary metaphors


Topology of a Renaissance stargate of higher dimensionality (Part #2)


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Many metaphors of relevance to re-imaging meetings were indicated in an earlier exercise (Modelling Meetings (Analogies and Metaphors), 1984). The metaphors were clustered into: games and contests, physical processes, biological and chemical processes, agriculture and food processing, physical constructs, social activities, and psycho-physical processes. Where appropriate those detailed have been included below. (Metaphors as cognitive catalysts and vehicles, 2009) (Metaphors of Alternation: an exploration of their significance for development policy-making, 1984)

Aesthetics (Music, Song, Poetry, and Drama)

Astrophysics and Cosmology

Biochemical metabolism and DNA

Bubbles, Balloons and Balls

Catastrophe (theory):

Bull-fighting

Dining and the Culinary arts

Disease

Ecosystem ***

Electromagnetism

Finance

Flowers

Games (ball-games and card-games)

Gardening

Gemstones

Geometry and topology (as below)

Juggling

Locomotion

Martial arts

Memory palace

Mimicry (biomimicry and technomimicry)

Nuclear fusion

Periodic table

Physics and Quantum mechanics

Property and Patents

Radioactivity

Rotating devices (motors, dynamos, generators, gyroscopes)

Senses (vision, etc)

  • Optics
  • colour tri

Sex, Gender and Marriage

Symbols (mandalas, yantras, etc)

Solar system and Stellar evolution

Traffic and Signage

Vehicles

Waiting

Weather and Climate

Weaving (noted above) and Braiding


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