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Outline for a model about the asemic field

A representation of an abstract text is any text composed of concrete entities that is homomorphic to the original text.

A single letter or a word is, in its essence, a spike in a seemingly flat field, a singularity in the  straight geometry of silence.

Referring to Einstein's mass-energy equivalence, a word is not anything distinct from that field.

The whole text or even, broadly speaking, any text can be depicted as a field, wherein each point stores a certain amount of meaning and, at least in principle, makes it readable, i.e. capable of making strings vibrate, of establishing either attractive or repulsive interactions.

From this perspective, asemic writing is the most dense part of potential meaning to be discharged, an all at once frozen extension of content beyond the classical objectivity of text blocks.

Writing can thus abandon the strict ontology of words.

Digital and analog alphabets are equated with one another and the switch between the two triggers the dynamics of poem as transducer (If the means are equal, Duncan MacKay) for the meaning to be released as a superposition of the interfering fields.

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