The book


  • Title: uFORM iFORM
  • Author: Ralf Peyn
  • First publication in German, Heidelberg 2017, Germany
  • English translation by Ralf Peyn, 2019


uFORM iFORM is a polyvalent logic of cognition, a transformative bridge between the natural sciences and the humanities, and it opens up an impressive horizon of application. We learn how we came to sign and speech, take a look into the mirror of our own cognitive performance, calculate with the Undetermined, see how decision systems are created, can compare processes in Turing machines and cellular automata with consciousness and communication processes, perform cycle analyses and much more.

… The boundaries between observer and reality, between system and environment are swirled, and we dive into the infinite game of infinite re-entry FORMs, infinite recursions. …
Gitta Peyn

Through the logical combination of system theory with complex systems theory and automata theory, Ralf Peyn creates the possibility to visualize and analyze systemic behavior and takes us deep into the rabbit hole of our world construction.

The work, conceived as an eBook, enables users to zoom in on graphics and illustrations, jump quickly in the book, bookmark and comment on their own comments. With animations, further explanations and SelFis and Crazy Machines, this website invites you to work with uFORM iFORM without any worries. If you follow our reading tips you will find context information on the topics covered in the book.

… By orienting ourselves on decisions in Undetermined, we create new Undetermined in our decision-making systems. …
uFORM iFORM, Ralf Peyn

For those who want to delve deeper into the matter, there is a series of articles on „How does System function/operate“ by Gitta Peyn on her blog systemzeit .


Like FORMWELT, uFORM iFORM also comes with a large application frame. Some possibilities are:

  • Generation of own FORMS
  • Analysis of systems with SelFis:
    • Fractal cognitive processes
    • Communication flow processes and communication types
    • (Conflict) cycles
    • Contingency formation
    • Occurance of emergence
  • Discussion of:
    • Connections | Similarities of scientific and humanistic findings | Phenomena (e.g. perspective comparison neuroinformatics | systemics with constructivism)
    • Possible applications in science and industry
    • Artificial Intelligence & Robotics

Small hints

Beginners in this field will soon find helpful tips on how to work with uFORM iFORM and Systemic Real Constructivism.

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This page will be continuously expanded as our research continues. You are welcome to support us with a donation.
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Do you have questions or your own ideas? Write to us at: We publish helpful questions, answers and ideas for other readers in this section.

Since Gitta has kindly set up a blog by the Carl Auer Akademie, questions on the topic can be asked and discussed here:


News from FORMWELT/WELTFORM research: „clearing up eigenFORM“ by Ralf and Gitta Peyn

with some amazing new insights as f. e.:

  • Systems that try to re-entry themselves without further internal (ex)differentiation (irritation) lose their ability to mark – to decide. This has consequences for ident...
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Download Ralfs new eBooklet here. Explore and analyse various communication/constructionFORMs. Find out how you can use them with the help of selftest for a deeper, more complex, higher differentiated and broader dimensioned comprehending of your inner dialogues, personal relationships, daily pr...

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3D animations illustrate the transformation of the FORM. Here we provide you with animations and a form-generator.

If you have created your own visualizations/animations for forms, we would be pleased to receive them for viewing. We publish interesting and creative works:


Since the book can only present snapshots of the SelFis, we have compiled a collection of SelFis for dedicated readers of uFORM iFORM who want to delve deeper into an understanding of SelFi evolution, which you can run as programs on your computer. With them you can explore the systems alive.

If you are also looking for an elaborate tool to help you construct SelFis and study it with scientific precision, you should use selftest .

Download the uFormiFormSelfis software package here. The package is not freeware. You can use it for personal non-profit purposes. If it supports your own research and development, take the opportunity to support our work with your donation before downloading.

Reading tips


    (For those who do not yet know the book uFORM iFORM by Ralf Peyn, we would like to point out that FORMWELT is not based on the Laws of Form from George Spencer-Brown, but on its own logic of cognition. uFORM iFORM is the result of a discussion about a problem occurring in the Laws of Form.)

About the Laws of Form:

About Systems theory:

About the theory of complex systems (Complex Systems Theory):

About Turing machines and automata theory:


We are always happy to receive questions / ideas / suggestions and to receive animations and SelFis.

We look forward to scientific and economic cooperation.

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