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Hempishere explores the phenomenological fluidity of BCs as logic systems, causal lens, interpretation model, or information theory through a curated directory of publications, releases, compositional models, and process discourse. Ricocheting across the equator of psychoacoustics, dialectics, quantum physics, computational neuroscience, phonetics, acousmatic theory, sonic activism, embodied learning, neural architecture, improvisation, chaos magic, musical formalism, and the taxonomy of silence.
The concept of Boundary Condition exists in many realms; information theory, causal models, rock sedimentation, symmetry, fluid mechanics, and acoustic diffusion amongst others.
Broadly speaking, when dissecting the “who, where, when” aspects of a given theory, a fourth, somewhat less prominent feature emerges, namely boundary conditions imposed on time and space, placing limitations on the propositions generated from theoretical models. These temporal-contextual factors set the boundaries of generalizability, constituting the range of the theory.
Assuming that a theory is given, such that its structure in terms of concepts and relationships between the concepts is fixed, we can conceive of the accuracy of its predictions as a mathematical “function” that varies across contexts. Accordingly, the boundary conditions function of a theory depicts the accuracy of predictions for transferrable contexts. The range of a construct denotes those contexts in which it can be applied with the same intended meaning.
The boundary of the construct is then the outer edge of the contexts beyond which the meaning changes; BC can then be conceived as a function that describes to which degree the meaning is still the same (Busse, Wagner, and Kach; 2017).
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