Originally Posted by jeroenvm
[...] invariant representations are representations of invariants (that is, concepts that appear to be invariant)[...]
Sorry, that was ill conceived. Concepts live in the mind, so invariant representations are not representations of concepts. They are
concepts. They are representations of aspects of reality (subjective or objective, whichever you like best) that do not appear to change from your point of view.
I once saw how a balloon artist works. He squeezes a ballon in the shape of an hourglass and then gives it a twist. This creates two compartments. Often one of those compartments is much smaller than the other. In my view, every point of view is a compartment of a single conscious omniverse that observes itself. This makes it hard for me sometimes to decide which labels belong to which compartments.
Just like with maps it is hard to grasp the stuff that is being described or represented. As Korzybski stated: the map is not the country. I would like to add: study the map, but don't forget to travel through the country.