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)

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