I am a model maker by nature. The craft of modeling is to exercise analogy and metaphor in the construction of scientific and artistic products. The terra cotta sculpture, differential equation, analog computer, and finite state machine are all models made of matter. Even the most abstruse model formalism is made of matter if one is to use it for communication, and non-manifested mental models are represented in those wet organic hardware synapses inside your head. There is no escaping models and their effect on your thinking. My understanding of a thing is largely dictated by the models I bring to bear on the situation; without the model, there is no familiarity mechanism.
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"Les Valeurs Personnelles" - Magritte 1952