want to do this (break apart and map) to the objects that the mind perceives and the frames through which they are perceived…
Artwork by Steve Simmonds at We Are Seventeen.
Although we have the illusion of receiving high-resolution images from our eyes, what the optic nerve actually sends to the brain is just outlines and clues about points of interest in our visual field. We then essentially hallucinate the world from cortical memories that interpret a series of extremely low-resolution movies that arrive in parallel channels.– Ray Kurzweil in The Singularity is Near, referencing Roska and Werblin’s article in Nature ‘Vertical Interactions Across Ten Parallel, Stacked Representations in the Mammalian Retina’ (March 29, 2001)
the brain as a temporary coherence of forces
Sketch of Dynamic Predictive Feedback Loops on Flickr.
Adam and Jamie discussing how the mind works and how analyzing the “misreading” of environments can lead back inherent cognitive variables, thus leading to better ways to tune those variables.
programs spinning in infinity…
annual report illustration / Barry Tucker / 1970s
the proto-object of thought, attracting energies, emitting signal, spinning realities into being
What Is A Pulsar?
Pulsars are the products of colossal star explosions. When a star about ten times the size of our Sun dies, it undergoes an ejection of its “mantle” in a great supernova explosion, leaving the highly magnetized and compressed nucleus of the star behind. The nucleus left behind may become what you see above—a pulsar; a rotating neutron star.
Although pulsars are only about the size of a city, pulsars are incredibly dense, possibly having as much material as our Sun. Pulsars don’t actually “pulsate”, rather, they appear to pulsate due to what is known as the “lighthouse effect”. Huge beams of radiation are ejected from the magnetic axis of the pulsar. These glaring emissions are only visible to us when they are pointed straight at the earth, giving the pulsar an appearance of pulsation.
One of the most impressive facts about pulsars is that, because of their incredible density, their rotational periods are extremely swift and extremely precise. Most pulsar rotational periods are anywhere from a few seconds to a few milliseconds!
Matter from waves
Light as wave
Wave of mutilation
Matter is made of waves (gif made from this)
emergence of pattern out of independent agents.
waves, beats, rhythms, flows…
Truly amazing, well done:
Fifteen uncoupled simple pendulums of monotonically increasing lengths dance together to produce visual traveling waves, standing waves, beating, and (seemingly) random motion.