In Limited Fork theory metaphork systems, the number of ends or origins and destinations of an equivalence or equation (such as metaphor) is open. The number of participants interacting in the comparison is not limited to two. The ends of metaphork may split and split, birfucate and bifurcate endlessly, someone studying the metaphork system determining (configuring) a logic of a field of consideration, investigating some number of birfurcations. A rationale emerges that establishes temporary limits of consideration. The knowledge that the limits of consideration are a flexible frame, in some regards arbitrary in light of other framing systems being able to configure limits differently, may encourage the trying out of different configurations. Inclusions and omissions would be determined by rules in effect according to the form a framing system manifests at some moment in some specified circumstances.
Often only perception is reconfigured, and not the framed object.
Any branch of splitting units of metaphor may itself split endlessly, infinities of similarity, that occur as mutation occurs on some scale in the folding and unfolding of metaphork collaboration. Infinities of similarity tend to able to embrace on some scale in some location for some duration of time: an allness: a configuration of everything.
Metaphork is active exploration of temporary collaborative equivalence capable of movement in any direction, the direction able to influence forms that emerge at various moments during active collaboration. Which is to say that metaphork is travel from form to form, and that there are interim forms that can reveal transitional phases if a metaphork system is entered at locations other than what is being considered start points or end points of a metaphork system (a frame of consideration that may be shifted, adjusted so as to access other transformations that occur beyond a particular transformation (equivalence).
See the above Visuword graph of Fork as a dynamic system (its configurable, clickable bifurcations; configurations, at the link below, that hint at metaphork potentials as connections and sub-connections continue) Click HERE (and make your own)
Metaphork systems don't end; they are dynamic, (apparently) in pursuit of connections, (apparently) seeking connection, any collaboration set that is transforming is (a form of) metaphork, and any collaboration outcome that is transforming, where there is a becoming is a metaphork phase; what has become tends to go on becoming.
And yes; a metaphork system could infinitely loop.
through metaphor that Ortando & Son value because it activates both hemispheres of the brain toward richer conceptual understanding
Possibilities of that and related richness extend even further in Limited Fork Theory metaphor usually referred to metaphork (a term also used in Ortando's Way).
Metaphork is a system, a factory, a generator, a sustainer
of collaboration; the entanglement that occurs allows both direct
and indirect influence, difficulties in determining what has sole responsibility for successes and failures.
More than the number that usually
receive credit for an emergence of something have likely had some hand (a form of fork) in that
success, in that failure, in that authorship, in that (system of) ownership.
The source is a bifurcating system that splits and connects and reconnects within and outside itself. Metaphork at times is like
a puzzle trying to put itself together, but the pieces are in flux, changing, yet somehow not (always) enough to avoid imperfect junctures
(that can be promising and innovative in their imperfections).
In Limited Fork Theory, metaphork systems are navigational systems. How such navigation can function is demonstrated in the Limited Fork Theory video poam: forkergirl Particle Pops a Beaded Multiverse, shown in small scale here:
Metaphork is able to function as a (kaleidiscopic) mapping system as it forms connection after connection in a dance of transient intersections in which connections most of the time are partial, occurring on some scale in some location for some duration of time.
Entireties do not have to collaborate in metaphork; indeed, something is likely to fall through the metaphork tines.
Note how maps featured at Strange Maps configure and reconfigure; how many of them shuffle populations into multiple forms, uncover temporary equivalences, connections, associations, collaborations, transformations; the compiling of information into perceptual and conceptual units is ongoing —even in dreaming metaphork navigational mapping occurs, a shuffling of experience's data into other forms, equivalent forms.