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Table 1 - Comparative Table of Mindprints and Derived Attributes in
Footprints Literacy, Figurative Art, Science and Abstract Art.

Mindprints

and Derived Attributes

Footprints Literacy


Figurative Art


Science


Abstract Art

Connectivity - Disconnectivity

CODIS

Footprints as graphical connectors

Connectivity

Present at higher level: pictorial connectivity

Connectivity

Present at the highest level: conceptual and formal connectivity

Connectivity:

Material and perceptual only.

Classification:
Differential Grouping

Classification of certain animals

Classifies all visual entities

Classifies all kinds of entities

No classification

Abstraction

Present

Present at higher level

Present at the highest level

None

Generalization

Present

Present at higher level

Present at the highest level

None

Symbols

Footprints are

Proto-symbols

Figurative symbol system

Conceptual and formal symbol systems

NO symbols. Mostly perceptual phenomena.

Universals

footprints as Visual universals

Pictorial symbols are

visual universals

Conceptual and formal universals

None

Symbolization:
Reference relation

Sign/signified

Pictorial symbol system

Conceptual and formal symbol systems

None

Preconceived theory or image

Preconceived images of footprints

Preconceived images of many kinds

Preconceived theory and images

Usually none; also not essential

Hypothetical thinking: tentative extension of connections

Footprints Lit..impossible without Hypothetical thinking

Present at higher level

Present at the highest level

Minimal

SYMMETRY - ASYMMETRY

Footprints are figurative symmetries

Hierarchy of figurative symmetries

Formal and conceptual symmetries

Total symmetry or Total asymmetry. Geometrical sym.

Symmetry as connecting principle:

Connects only certain classes of animals

Painting: System of connecting patterns

Connects real and hypothetical entities at all levels

Aesthetic phenomena: No meta-patterns

TRANSFORMA-TION — INVARIANCE

Reflective transformation of foot and footprint

Reflection transformation and others

Various kinds of transformations

None, hence there is no symbolization

COMPLEMENT-ARITY– MUTUAL EXCLUSIVENESS

Complementarity of figure and ground

Complementarity of figure and ground

Conceptual and formal complementarity

Not essential

COMPARISON - (no-comparison?)

IMPARISON

Comparison of footprints and images

Comparison of objects, Images & pictorial symbols

Comparison of phenomena and theory

Seldom




Table 2. - Attributes Differentiating Footprints Literacy from Figurative Art,
Science and Abstract Art

Mindprints

and Derived Attributes

Footprints literacy

Figurative Art

Science

Abstract Art


HIERARCHY - RANDOMNESS:
Stratification

Limited, discrete set of signs. No combinations.

Poor stratification

Elaborate pictorial hierarchy

Highly developed hierarchy

None or
very meager hierarchy

Dialectics of hierarchy and randomness,
order-disorder

Low levels of hierarchy and randomness

Fairly high levels of hierarchy and randomness

Very high levels of hierarchy and randomness

No necessary recursiveness of connections - distinctions


RECURSIVENESS - SINGULARITY.

Recycling of connections and distinctions


Minimal recursiveness of connections and distinctions


High recursiveness or nesting of connections and distinctions


Very rich recursiveness, or very deep nesting of connections and distinctions

Very shallow nesting.
recursiveness not necessary, mostly: 'One-offs'


OPEN-ENDEDNESSCLOSED-
ENDEDNESS
-
(CE)

Every sign is closed-ended

Symbol - style
open-endedness (OE)

Open-endedness on theoretical level.

No dialectics of OE-CE

Creativity and Metaphorization

No creativity or metaphorization

Creativity and

metaphorization

Creativity and

metaphorization

Creativity present but no metaphorization

DETERMINISM- INDETERMINISM and Choice

Totally deterministic

Determinism, choice and arbitrariness

Determinism, choice and arbitrariness

Mostly arbitrariness

Causality, Spatial and Temporal Orders

All necessary

Only Causality and spatial order.

All necessary

None are necessary

Syntax, connecting principles between signs or symbols

Elementary connecting principles between signs

Elaborate pictorial syntax

Elaborate formal, conceptual and visual connecting principles

Idiosyncratic, or arbitrary connecting guidelines



Semantics

Discrete meaning of signs or marks

Systemic meaning; mutual dependence of symbols

Systemic meaning; mutual dependence of symbols

No inter-subjective semantics, no interdependence of esthetic entities

Readability

Read only

Read-write

Read-write

No read, no write


Knowledge

Static/fossilized knowledge

Accumulative - non-developing knowledge

Accumulative and developing knowledge

No knowledge, private experiences

Number of symbols/signs

 

Finite

Unlimited

Unlimited

No symbols and no signs




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