10. Design? Perhaps the most intuitive way to include these historical vectors in the interface/database is by means of linking from the Major Arcana representatives to their historical precedents. BJ now = Skeeversville. Coast Guard = Cavalry. Creole = Native American, but also = Jazzman. Crockett and Tubbs = Lone Ranger and Tonto, but Tubbs also = Creole. etc. This alignment brings out too the "commonplace" nature of the history. Keeping in mind that chora supports practical reason (how the community decides its policies political and ethical), Miautre shows the default values in place governing these decisions, meaning the archetype-stereotype scenarios constituting common sense, the intuitions of citizens constructed through interpellation--but also the points of tension and contradiction, declining and emergent vectors (Frontier vs Jazz). In contrast with the detailed recording of the Major Arcana map, the history vectors may be represented in more compressed iconic or emblematic form, to note their function within "cultural literacy" as myth-o-logic. Or, this condensation applies to History and Entertainment, since these dimensions are indeed given in the culture, although activated with nuanced differences in each case. The same does not apply to Skeeversville and the Wisdom tradition of the FRE, which need to be treated more fully, since they are not hegemonic. The selection principle is that Miautre is not everything, but captures an epiphany--a specific passage through the Encyclopedia of culture in a moment of time. The vortex (emergent pattern) determines what is relevant and therefore to be included. The historical icons may in turn link out to the Web and other databases for further details and for sliding into other networks.


Features of Chora