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    Featuring Powers of Ten by Charles and Ray Eames, based on an idea by Kees Boeke.
    I usually read books on Science as if they were poetry.

    For instance, 'The Black Hole War' by Leonard Susskind is an inspiring plot, dramatic and metaphysical as well as, obviously, scientific. I don't know if the Three/3 in the actual trend of 'the third culture' really convinces me. Probably One/1 is more appropriate as the key point in the former Two/2 cultures is knowledge.

    Knowledge is always infected by sources+resources of all sorts and previous knowledge of all sorts, too. In fact, it could be either One/1 or Infinite, as both are quite holistic and poetic their own way...

    And now what I wanted to highlight about quarks:

    Quarks are fundamental elementary particles which existed first in the imagination and then were finally observed. The term was coined by Murray Gell-Man and was initially phonetic. Then, in his own words, he came across the word 'quark' in the phrase 'Three quarks for Master Mark' from 'Finnegan's Wake' by James Joyce.

    Three quarks for Muster Mark!
    Sure he has not got much of a bark
    And sure any he has it's all beside the mark.


    (3 lines, here)

    Quarks have three types of color charge: red, green and blue -quantum chromodinamics describe the interactions between them. RGB are primary colors on the additive color model. There are three types of cones in the human retina, sensitive to long (red, aprox), medium (green, aprox) and short (blue, aprox) wavelengths. Our screens of any type are RGB, too.

    (3 colors and 3 cones, here)

    Dictinctions between quarks are named 'flavors'. There are 6 flavors: up, down, strange, charm, top, bottom. Mr. Susskind says that, at a certain point, 'top' and 'bottom' were considered too suggestive so for a short time became: beauty and truth.

    (3x2 flavors // 2 too suggestive flavors // 1 poem)






    Mon, Feb 28, 2011  Permanent link

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    Thorium-232 is an isotope with a half-life of 14 billion years.

    Unexpectedly, he fell in love once with Helium-5, whose half-life lasts around a hundred millionth of a trillionth of a second.

    It may sound weird but it worked: Helium-5 loved Thorium-232, too. A lot. Well, they were not happily ever after but after all ...

    Physicist Carlo Rovelli said once (edge.org: The world question center 2005) that he was convinced but couldn't prove that time does not exist.

    I am convinced space and time are like the surface of the water: convenient macroscopic approximations, flimsy but illusory and insufficient screens that our mind uses to organize reality.

    In particular, I am convinced that time is an artifact of the approximation in which we disregard the large majority of the degrees of freedom of reality. Thus "time" is just the reflection of our ignorance.

    I am also convinced, but cannot prove, that there are no objects, but only relations. By this I mean that I am convinced that there is a consistent way of thinking about nature, that refers only to interactions between systems and not to states or changes of individual systems


    Time is irrelevant in love stories, so love is our little reminder of the non-fundamental concept of time. Space seems to be irrelevant, too. And selves tend to become quite blurred, although lovers are, of course, sure that they are into a relationship...
    Mon, Dec 20, 2010  Permanent link

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    Keynote by Ross Ashby, a pioneer in the fields of Cybernetics and Systems Theory.

    I am new here at SC and I've been enjoying some timecapsules... You are all bright... and humans. And designers... There are so many designers around! To be a 'designer' is like to be a 'citizen', nowadays; it is not a choice... it is mandatory. I mean, every survivor is a designer of the future... Every artist is audacious...

    Anyway, I don`t think a designer is an anti-god. Not at all.
    Tue, Dec 14, 2010  Permanent link

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