Instinct to analyse

In a seminar last week we were asked to come prepared with an image or story that we felt represented ourselves in 30 years and I instinctively chose to analyse the transition of Van Gogh's oeuvre as an analogy to my predicted future. During the seminar's discussion other members of the group had chosen various other forms of representing the particular brief in question, these ranged from an "Instinct to explore but stay located" to an "Instinct to practicality". Within this post I plan on instinctively analysing my desire to analyse.

Self-reflexively engaging with my predisposed research methods I have come to understand why I automatically analyse and I know that this is not a new occurrence but something I have always employed when given a particular assignment to undertake. I chose to title this post 'entropy' due to the term typically meaning "disorder" or "uncertainty", two words that absolutely embody the outlook that I tend to have when beginning a new task. Analyses therefore becomes the logical solution to my disarray, derived from the Greek 'a breaking up' and 'a loosening', analyses primarily allows me to capably absorb the fragments of information most noteworthy to me.

Fluid Logic

This weeks seminar's key focus was fluid logic, I especially found this subject to be directly linked to the considerations I have been having with regard to my instinctual analyses when conducting research and immediately found parallels between interactional (contingent) research methods and my own. As the name suggests, the premise of interactional (contingent) study revolves around a network of information built upon a framework of interconnecting relationships, very much like Kenneth Snelson's sculpture Double Star which I have included as an illustration. When i speak of incorporating analyses in my research to resolve a state of entropy, I do not imply that I construct order out of chaos but simply to decipher the expanse of knowledge obtained into relevant fragments. These fragments can then be utilised and implemented into a framework of understanding that remain comprehensible to me.


Double Star By Kenneth Snelson

The analyses of Van Gogh's transition that I wrote can be found here