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If you like the concept of legibility, found in James C Scott’s Seeing Like a State . You may also like the concept of registration, found in Brian Cantwell Smith’s On the Origin of Objects . I feel like OOO is what Ken Wilber would have written if he were a computer scientist.
Eugene Gendlin’s Experiencing and the Creation of Meaning  explores the interaction between reality, experience, and nonsymbolic representation, on the one hand, and legible objects and symbols, on the other.
Also related: Data and Reality  by William Kent; Notes on the Synthesis of Form  by Christopher Alexander.