Tuesday, January 3, 2017

The tilde

Following up on this post, in the previous discussion we discussed the slash (/) as being a boundary separator/connector between words, concepts, things. But in the "Practical Mysticism" article it says Deleuze used the tilde (~) for such purposes to indicate the included middle. I now prefer it over the slash, which as a straight line still hints at dichotomy, whereas the curved tilde is basically half of an infinity sign. The other, invisible half rests in the virtual while the actual half is visible, thus indicating with this symbol the immanent yet transcendental (spiritual) aspect of the actual. There's also some folds in this symbol. So if I use the prefix 'syn' instead (from this post) we get a synbol, since the symbol is itself in a folded relationship with what it symbolizes.

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