Gesture Modulation of Templates
by Jerry Hunt

Since 1974 I have used the angelic tables produced by John Dee through the skrying activity of Edward Kelley as a ground compositional determinant system. The detail (figure 1) illustrates a selected sector of the angelic tables from Liber Mysteriorum, sextus & sanctus. figure 1: detail, John Dee and Edward Kelley, Liber Mysteriorum, Sextus & Sanctus
figure 1

Each table is translated in a manner which is consistent with the modulation, variation or performance determinant structure required. The tables present layers in two dimensions of address strings interrelated in a third dimension through strings of table elements translated from the tablets (figure 2). figure 2
figure 2

Strings of table elements are translated to exit and egress locations strings, producing a channel of variable event progressions through the table ensembles (figure 3). Dynamic modifications of these goal strategies are further translated from the tables of translated variable goal agendas which are derived from performance or production target definitions. The mechanism is structured in such a way as to allow its extension to the determination and/or modulation of all levels of mechanical, electronic and social performance or production operations.

The letters are translated in each case to strings of variables consistent with this goal: each letter is translated to a variable distance of a closed circulating string of elements in which the letter assigns a node of ingress or egress into the string.

This process has been expanded to produce dynamic tables of variables which are copied with multiple table scanning programs also controlled by such maps. The table system is held as a dynamic system of translation arranged in such a way to produce event action or target strings as goals in performance which subsequently predict coincident and interdependent strings of event goals (rather than the specification of individual events themselves). In various control, modulation, program formatting or edit decision systems, the table systems are copied into electronic storage tables held in read-only memory devices: buffers using rewritable access memory are used for pattern, entry, event string and other translation processes.

The translation processes are subject to pattern analysis for the determination of event progression which is produced as a continuous string of signed but unformatted information. A system of code screening and formatting assignment allows the used of this translation process to interactively control a wide range of performance systems through system-specific interfaces.

- Jerry Hunt

figure 3

  • Each layer is a sequence translation of a Dee tablet
  • Each tablet consists of a matrix of sequence translation elements
  • Each tablet unit is a translation of a tablet
  • Each event progression is a start and end progression through the tablet layers
  • Each event progression is a translation of a Dee tablet
  • Each tablet element is a translation of the tablet element to a layer of assignment
  • Each assignment layer uses rules of assignment coherent with the requirement of its task
  • Each element is a continuously regenerated extension of the characterizing features of the element


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