Wednesday, 20 January 2010

harmony and disharmony

divide images into two categories

Saturday, 16 January 2010

Faith in Facts, the "one"...

"design does not need an active interferring designer its an inherent part of the universe"

how are the implications of chaos in particular self organisation and evolution evident in both the physical manifestation and the physcological effect of the decision making process?

how does being exposed to this concept affect our understanding of our ability to comprehend it? how does it develop instinct, emotions, and what are the implications ?

is our consciousness a lie? are we just an amalgamation of millions of self organising systems within self organising systems, at every level the simplicity of the feedback equation affecting our decision making processes. Is Plato's three parts of the soul irrelevant, is Dawkins right?, decision making an accidental feature of millions of years of evolution. What we call subconscious or unconscious are just features of self organising and evolving sytems?

How does this relate to individual and society? If this feedback loop and other theories like existential mathematics have contributed to one vision of the world and the laws of nature (when we consider the search for theoretical particles) the picture of our life can be painted as a beautiful and "elegant" (important aspect to theoretical sciences) but at the same time sometimes alien and cold, the only warmth and respite for the soul lies in the "human" aspects, what can we sense and share from these definitions of the "human" element. At this level how close is science to religion or spirtual understanding and debate? Are different ways of describing the universe as fallible and admirable in equal measure as each other? In our new media churches what is the role of the pop science in engaging the general public in scientific views? What are the wider implications?

Wednesday, 13 January 2010

i'm thinking about the difference between the individual as a part of society and individual as an independant entity and the atypical and stereotypical caracters of each...

Designboom website

Tuesday, 12 January 2010

Study: Deteriorating bench

Study: Broken stone bench

quote lifted from the website below
relates to this earlier thought...
and this observation
From the Tate

Artschwager’s sculptures are neither real, functional objects nor straightforward representations. They aim to call our attention to their nature as illusions. Artschwager has described them as ‘useful furniture with an overlay of representation’. This refers to his technique of applying the conventions used to depict form and space in illusionistic painting to three-dimensional objects. In this sculpture, the wood-grain and coloured plastic laminate are used to outline the forms of the table and chair and the empty areas around their legs or seat.
(From the display caption September 2004)

Study: observational posts

observational posts: binocculars in the flat on london bridge.

Graphics: Blog banner - banimation1

Study: Sitting under the dock of the bay

Study: Another junk chair

Study: Canada Water

Sunday, 10 January 2010

Chair blog

The Jam: Thats Entertainment

The last verse:

Two lovers kissing amongst the scream of midnight -
Two lovers missing the tranquility of solitude -
Getting a cab and travelling on buses -
Reading the graffiti about slashed seat affairs -

it includes the beautiful phrase "tranquility of solitude" and the image of slashed bus seats graffitied with typical lovers writings. These are usually proclamations of love or declarations of regret and degressions of character linked to the failure of the former.
Chair video, brilliant...

Blu Dot Real Good Experiment from Real Good Chair on Vimeo.

Tuesday, 5 January 2010

Study: 18 Single seats

18 single seats all facing the same way, each section of the seat divivded from the next with a devisive arm, one that defines the sitting space and also the seated. The location is in front of one of the many Thames side institutions, which one is irrelevant. The view is of triumphant buildings celebrating the acheivments of the lifestyles and culture afforded by the institutions. Facing each other in mutual admiration celebrating and propelling each other in a dynamic relationship that eminates the depth of complex influences from the population that man them and provide the impotus emotionally divisive apparatus for the carrot and stick illusion.

Study: Reflection of a chair

Saturday, 2 January 2010

I remembered Alan Silhetoe's The Loneliness of a Long Distance Runner today which compelled me to search for it on the internet only to embark on one of those link-journeys that taught me that Iron Maiden had a song of the same name!... and it appears in the history-of-the-USA montage de Gump!

Study: Cellist's Chair, Tate Modern

The cellist's chair next to Jannis Kounellis’s work Untitled (1971) which I think is more of a prop as oppossed to an integral part of the work. The chair is a visual reminder of the absent cellist.

Here is an official reproduction of the piece in the tate modern

Study: Sunrise reflecting off park benches

on new years day