Blowflies by Alexis Rockman
Blowflies by Alexis Rockman. 2007. Courtesy of NYEHAUS gallery.

Here is interesting interview from SEED magazine of an artist Alexis Rockman and astrophysicist Neil Degrasse Tyson that touches on art as knowledge management software.

And a bit on a previous statement about the dawn of the digital.
“To get from here to there, watch for this kind of marks.. Or, in order to kill that animal do this and that. (Evaluate, iterate.)” “Digital” appeared with first knowledge management software, namely the tribal songs, cave paintings, because encapsulation and compression of meaning into painting requires some modeling of thinking process. (I think Duchamp first used arrow in painting as an abstract navigation device.)

And a bit on Z, from one of my previous posts.
rules governing self-similar landscape:
inter-scalar self-similarity (representation?)
intra-scalar self-similarity
dynamic relationships across different scales