ietsnut / Ordering the unordered
I researched the contrast between intuition and rationality (chaos and order). Starting with abstraction and reduction (order) in Bauhaus philosophy and contrasting this with humor as a form of chaos/intuition.
The Bauhaus philosophy is characterized by clean, simple and useful shapes. Reduction plays a big role in design, for example the color palette (primary colors).
Visualizing humor over time on a 2d graph would look like a straight line with an deviation; a leap in logic is represented as an organic abnormality in geometry.
Departing from humor as a leap in logic, we can see a similar tension in Dao; on the threshold between Yin (order) and Yang (chaos) is where meaning, or in this case humor, is found. As Gert Dumbar said: “ordering the unordered”.
A physical manifestation of this threshold is seen in Yung’s Trickster archetype. A theoretical example is Zeno’s dichotomy paradox (absurd physical results of mathematical reasoning).