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By means of modeling how one can imagine via chaos and during the mutual deformations of Romanticism and postmodernity, Arrow of Chaos contributes to replacement alignments of information throughout time and technique.

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Imagine galaxies colliding: at the leading edge of this collision, disorder (defined against the coherence of each galaxy as an autonomous system) is increasing, but order (defined against the previous nonrelation between galaxies) is also increasing. The leading edge is not, of course, an edge at all, but an interzone that may in fact be dispersed throughout each of the galaxies so thoroughly that their own variegated structures may be indistinguishable from it, may extend beyond them to implicate surrounding events, may be played out in numerous scales of time and space from subatomic oscillations to cosmic expansion and contraction.

But it is not necessary for the infant actually to see its image in a mirror for this process to occur, since the mirror is "merely a metaphor" for a much more extensive and varied process whereby the infant is "mirrored" back to itself by the selective and repeated responses of its caregivers, their distribution of attentions and withdrawals, and so on. For example, "one-day-old infants show exact, prolonged segments of movement correlating precisely in time with the speech patterns and rhythm of adults talking to them" (FaustoSterling 1985, 75).

She aliens are not completely untold me she had just been swimming with some friends in a lake where schools of little fish would nibble at their body intelligible for us, that they hairs, darting out of the way of any hand that moved into can be detected — or if not their midst. I told her how I had, many years before, visited a detected, felt—at certain conservatory with a friend, and how we had watched a child squatting next to a fishpond, pointing to the bright carp points where phenomena in swimming in the murky water and (because he wasn't quite which they are involved able to say the word "fish") delightedly exclaiming over and seem to have a certain imover, "FEEE FEEE—" (a nebulous word for a nebulous placability or logic or desire shape somewhere between absence and presence, between "fort" and "da"); and how years later I told my lover this of their own (resistant to story, and how years later still she remembered that she had being changed or to being been there with me and that we had seen the child together.

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