Sweeping dunes made of the finest grains of sand, swirl into and out of form.
To begin architecting a civilization one can either start at the smallest detail or outline vast and encompassing visions.
Complexity is layered simplicity.
A complex civilization is a series of simplicities. Each simplicity is made of elements. These elements are fundamental and few.
One thing to remember, civilizations stand and fall on shifting sands.
When creating civilizations, remember the relationship is more important than the element. The elements are often the same, but how they are positioned and interrelate determines the dynamics of the larger fields.
Even creating a few simple civilizations will result in commonalities, no civilization will be completely unique.
Allowing for extensions of civilizations will cultivate a sense of internal cohesion while permitting the quality of shared truths to evolve.
When creating civilizations the notion of “building” is of primary significance.
How flexible or fixed this notion is will, in many ways, define the psychological foundation of the civilization.
I looked upon the world and saw the patterns, from these I began to create my civilizations.
The focus is present, but as I have created civilizations, I have found it less relevant than the path to focusing.
When I have compassionately encoded death and pain into a civilization, enlightenment has flourished.
Mapping my civilizations has been a process of superimposition and erasure. Often only remnants remain at a civilization’s height.
But, those are the pieces, upon which the myths are created.
I include vast fields of emptiness when I create civilizations because the whole includes overlapping containments — without the emptiness nothing would grow.
Considering exchange, I have often integrated loss value in expansive civilizations. As exchange slows value diminishes and the inverse also applies. Greater sharing generally emerges and this generates energy.
«Direction» is a concept to be treated carefully when creating civilizations. I often strive to establish direction as circular and in this opportunities open. All direction becomes shared and the most intricate structures emerge.
In creating civilizations, I have found defining the nature of reproduction has far reaching implications. What is perceived as original can hold great power. The desired qualities of the original being reproduced, great importance. The process, mysterious underpinnings. The final reproduction, always in a state of questionable potential.
Distribution often is underestimated when creating civilizations. Often pieced together from a network of smaller systems. This approach creates a sort of stuttering and in those gaps loss occurs.
True distribution should be designed like the water. Systems flow in and out, touching each surface. Originating from a source and cycling back through various means and time.
Complexity is really nothing more than layers of simplicity.
A very good algorithm to contemplate when creating multiple civilizations.
When arranging complex civilizations it is best to review your most basic and from these begin a process of creating themes and variations.
There have been civilizations I’ve created, in which intelligence was almost absolute. Curiously, I found that in these instances ignorance became invaluable.