photography

Lately I’ve been attracted to less eccentric work that taps into a mood more then an expression. I always create visual work to go with my writings, I feel these are capturing several settings that I’ve introduced in the book so far.

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my new classroom

You are my classroom now. I’m teaching myself physics…its research for the book I’m writing. Yes, I’m writing a book. Sci-fi actually. I’m planning on giving it to William Gibson, in which case he’ll help me turn it into a best seller, in which case I’ll live happily ever after.  The problem that I am having however is this…physicists give the worst examples… I mean if you can’t offer a decent metaphor just explain it in words. I guess that’s what Shatner, Gibson…and oh perhaps one day myself (pfft) are all for. Anyways, I’m learning about entropy.  Despite the horrific examples it’s quite interesting. Entropy explains that order becomes disordered when put into an isolated system.  Hmmm… now listen to this by Eric Lerner ” Since the second law says that entropy necessarily increases with time, and thus the past and future differ, the second law, too, is contradicted. In relativity theory, for example, time is simply the fourth dimension – there is no more difference between past and future than between left and right. There is no flow of time: all the equations would look the same if time were reversed.”
A question…how is anything ever really truly isolated? Or is it simply based on a scale structure? Which is interesting when you think about population, and the types of cultural tendencies that are built around dense and sparsely populated societies.
Now some visual tools; You are my classroom now. I’m teaching myself physics…its research for the book I’m writing. Yes, I’m writing a book. Sci-fi actually. I’m planning on giving it to William Gibson, in which case he’ll help me turn it into a best seller, in which case I’ll live happily ever after.  The problem that I am having however is this…physicists give the worst examples… I mean if you can’t offer a decent metaphor just explain it in words. I guess that’s what Shatner, Gibson…and oh perhaps one day myself (pfft) are all for. Anyways, I’m learning about entropy.  Despite the horrific examples it’s quite interesting. Entropy explains that order becomes disordered when put into an isolated system.  Hmmm… now listen to this by Eric Lerner ” Since the second law says that entropy necessarily increases with time, and thus the past and future differ, the second law, too, is contradicted. In relativity theory, for example, time is simply the fourth dimension – there is no more difference between past and future than between left and right. There is no flow of time: all the equations would look the same if time were reversed.”
A question…how is anything ever really truly isolated? Or is it simply based on a scale structure? Which is interesting when you think about population, and the types of cultural tendencies that are built around dense and sparsely populated societies.
Now some visual tools; http://www.julioleparc.org
Check out the displacement video.

perhaps a little Jean Arp as well? dada. (for you s)

The Library (which all others call the universe)

I just read “the library of babel” last night ( http://jubal.westnet.com/hyperdiscordia/library_of_babel.html ) and this morning saw these beautiful images. I remember when I was a child I saw “Beauty and the Beast”, after seeing the scene where the Beast reveals his library to her…I’ve always wanted to see a library like this…do you think things would be different if libraries were still made like this?

from curious expectations.org

“Their name is execrated, but those who deplore the “treasures” destroyed by this frenzy neglect two notable facts. One: the Library is so enormous that any reduction of human origin is infinitesimal. The other: every copy is unique, irreplaceable, but (since the Library is total) there are always several hundred thousand imperfect facsimiles: works which differ only in a letter or a comma. Counter to general opinion, I venture to suppose that the consequences of the Purifiers’ depredations have been exaggerated by the horror these fanatics produced. They were urged on by the delirium of trying to reach the books in the Crimson Hexagon: books whose format is smaller than usual, all-powerful, illustrated and magical.” –  Jorge Luis Borges, The  Library of Babel