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plural processes (pròs´ès´îz, pro´sès´-, pròs´î-sêz´, pro´sî-)
1.A series of actions, changes, or functions bringing about a result: the process of digestion; the process of obtaining a driver's license.
2.A series of operations performed in the making or treatment of a product: a manufacturing process; leather dyed during the tanning process.
3.Progress; passage: the process of time; events now in process.
4.Law. The entire course of a judicial proceeding.
5.Law. a. A summons or writ ordering a defendant to appear in court. b. The total quantity of summonses or writs issued in a particular proceeding.
6.Biology. An outgrowth of tissue; a projecting part: a bony process.
7.Any of various photomechanical or photoengraving methods.
processed, processing, processes
1.To put through the steps of a prescribed procedure: processing newly arrived immigrants; received the order, processed it, and dispatched the goods.
2.To prepare, treat, or convert by subjecting to a special process: process ore to obtain minerals.
3.Law. a. To serve with a summons or writ. b. To institute legal proceedings against; prosecute.
4.Computer Science. To perform operations on (data).
5.To straighten (hair) by a chemical process; conk.
1.Prepared or converted by a special process: process cheese.
2.Made by or used in any of several photomechanical or photoengraving processes: a process print.
[Middle English proces, from Old French, development, from Latin processus, from past participle of procêdere, to advance. See proceed.]
Usage Note: In recent years
there has been a tendency to pronounce the plural ending -es of processes
as (-êz), perhaps by analogy with words of Greek origin such as analysis
and neurosis. But process is not of Greek origin, and there is no etymological
justification for this pronunciation of its plural. The pronunciation may
someday become so widespread as to be a standard variant, but it still
strikes some listeners as a bungled affectation.
Process Philosophy, speculative world view that asserts that basic reality is constantly in a process of flux and change. Concepts such as creativity, freedom, novelty, emergence, and growth are fundamental explanatory categories for process philosophy. Although process philosophy is as old as the 6th-century BC Greek philosopher Heraclitus, renewed interest was stimulated in the 19th century by the theory of evolution.
Key figures in modern process philosophy were British philosophers Herbert Spencer and Alfred North Whitehead, American philosopher William James, and French philosopher Henri Bergson. Whitehead's _Process and Reality: An Essay in Cosmology_ (1929) is generally considered the most important systematic expression of process philosophy.
entity Process aka Sean Williams
The Manipulators is Sean Williams and James Munro
Church Of The Process
Famed church, espoused by Skinny Puppy and Psychic TV, which regards23 as a special number of great significance.
Time Processing a Speculation.
Time manifests through Bodies, through Human Bodies, through Planets, Stars, and other Cosmic Structures. We process Time, by living. We live in the world in a human body. The world is a concentrated Information field, the human body is concentrated information field. We operate in an Information rich Time-Field.
So what is happening here? What happens to the time we process? Is Time processing us in some way? Is the body a Time machine, that projects us through the Information-Field we call the world? The world is filled with other Time machines, and our inter-actions with these other Time machines are what we call experience. If we had no Time we would have no experiences and would not be living. Time is what we eat to stay alive, it is what we digest our experience with.
Death is Time Processing us by eating us. By eating our experiences. Time then is the inter-action of information fields, a mutual processing of intelligent life energies between cosmic structures that feed on one another. This happens on multi-dimentional levels and the more conscious the inter-action the more we as human beings are aware of the flows of information, the denser the time field becomes and remains in thememory as an intelligent resource. This intelligence is created as an ally that has the freedom of the whole Time-spectrum to exist simultaneously in the past, present and future.This is then something which we and other beings can use to time travel, to surf the 'Temporal Internet' and explore our futures and pasts and enhance the time densities of present moments enough to alter realities and information flows within the 'universal essence'. We then become Time messages in human bodies beaming information via planets, stars, and galaxies back to the Primal Matrix.
This is Time Processing.
Well, Plato said time is the moving image of eternity. Let's change one word and say history is the moving image of biology. We are in history. It's all about process, it's all about where we've been, where we're going, where we are. It's this micro thin sector that's moving through space/time. Meanwhile, we access hyperspace through psychedelics and assume that nature abides outside of history.
-Terence McKenna - _The Evolutionary Mind_
"the major advances in civilization are processes that all but wreck the societies in which they occur." - Alfred North Whitehead
"...in perfecting feedback and the means of rapid data manipulation, the science of cybernetics was gaining a deeper understanding of life itself as being, at its core, the processing of information."
- Theodore Roszak, _The Cult of Information_
I remember once in a psilocybin trance I expressed concern about the state of the world and the noos spoke, the logos spoke, and it said "no big deal, this is what it's like when a species prepares to depart for the stars." This is the, we are in the birth canal of a planetary birthing. And as you know, if you come upon a birth in progress, you would never dream that this is the culmination of a natural process. It looks like a catastrophe of some sort. There is moaning and groaning and screaming and thrashing and blood is being shed and there is a feeling that the walls are closing in and yet it is inscripted into each of us as a microcosmic reflection of the completion of human history. And not only human history, because we are simply the hands and eyes of all life, all process on this planet.
- Terence McKenna lecture
"Hallucination is thus a normal process of the brain-mind, whose emergence is a function of natural changes in brain-mind state."
- _The Dream Drugstore : Chemically Altered States of Consciousness_ by J.Allan Hobson.
A process cannot be understood by
stopping it. Understanding must move with the flow
of the process, must join it and flow with it.
- Duke Leto Atreides - _Dune_by Frank Herbert
A distributed, decentralized network
is more a process than a thing. In the logic of the Net
there is a shift from nouns to verbs. Economists now reckon that commercial
products are best treated as though they were services. It's not what you sell
a customer, its what you do for them. It's not what something is, it's what
it is connected to, what it does.Flows
become more important than resources. Behavior counts.
Kevin Kelly - _Out Of Control_ (1994)
The truth of the matter is, when I started out, I didn't have the foggiest idea that I would wind up talking about these kinds of things. Nor did I dream that my future book would include dialogues, let alone dialogues based on musical forms. The complex and ambitious nature of my project evolved only gradually. In broad strokes, it came about this way.
Although I had always known of myself that, in many aspects of life, I was concerned as much with form as with content, I had never suspected how deeply I would get caught up , in the writing of my first book, in matters of visual appearance on all levels. Thus, thanks to the ease of using TV-Edit, whatever I wrote underwent polishing to make it look better on the screen, and thought such control would at one time have been considered a luxury for an author, I was very attached to it and loath to give it up. By the time I had a solid version of the manuscript ready to send out to publishers, visual design and conceptual structure were intimately bound up with each other.
- preface to the book _Gödel, Escher, Bach: The Eternal Golden Braid_ by Douglas Hofstatder
this could very well describe the continuing process known as fUSION Anomaly. i had no idea what i was going to come up with, but i need a sense of place, to put all of my "stuff". why do we keep scrapbooks filled with photographs of moments? why do we collect music? why do we appreciate art? i got increasingly frustrated at the divisions and walls that stopped me from saying "we are all talking about the same thing". i still do not know how to describe this site, except as a process and a verb... the only thing i would put in a FAQ would be: "what is the purpose?" the answer: "i don't know." - @Om* 1/16/02
musical genre: process generated music - refers to music that is a direct result of any process not traditionally used in music composition. The chosen notes do not result from a thought-of melody, or even a systematic deviation off an existing melody, but instead are the result of value-assigning in programs or simulations, or are composed according to structures other than musical forms. For example, process-generated can refer to computer-generated sound patterns, whether the computer is programmed to generate tones randomly, or to structure sound according to biological processes, scientific principles, and so on.
In computer science, theoretical models of parallel computers. They enable the investigation of parallel computers without the need to actually build them. The cellular automaton is composed of a network of multiple cells, each representing a processor in the parallel computer. The cells must be identical, and they must have a finite amount of available memory. Each cell outputs a value calculated from the input values it receives from its neighboring cells, and all cells output their values simultaneously.