gamma     Mon, Dec 26, 2011  Permanent link
I am glad that you accepted chaos theory over Jesus. :-)
Spaceweaver     Mon, Dec 26, 2011  Permanent link
What exactly was the difference in the first place? :-)
Fast T     Mon, Dec 26, 2011  Permanent link
No matter what I study, I can see patterns. I see the gestalt, the melody within the notes, in everything: mathematics and science, art and music, psychology and sociology. As I read the texts, I can think only that the authors are plodding along from one point to the next, groping for connections that they can't see. They're like a crowd of people unable to read music, peering at the score for a Bach sonata, trying to explain how one note leads to another.

As glorious as these patterns are, they also whet my appetite for more. There are other patterns waiting to be discovered, gestalts of another scale entirely. With respect to those, I'm blind myself; all my sonatas are just isolated data points by comparison. I have no idea what form such gestalts might assume, but that'll come in time. I want to find them, and comprehend them. I want this more than anything I've ever wanted before.

From: Understand
a novelette by Ted Chiang
gamma     Tue, Dec 27, 2011  Permanent link
Notthisbody: Can you tell me where you found the video feedback sequence in the first movie, "Beginning of Infinity", where hands are reaching for the center of a bluish hexagonal screen? I am interested in video feedback art in general.

Spaceweaver: Their prayer has a fixed point on "our father", while our prayer is evolving chaotically and is currently at a meaningless string of letters and numbers. We await the appearance of a message.
notthisbody     Wed, Dec 28, 2011  Permanent link
@Fast T thank you for the beautiful passage.

@gamma you can find the original video here:

fyi, majority of works are credited in the description of the video on vimeo ;)
gamma     Wed, Dec 28, 2011  Permanent link