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Science, technology, philosophy and a curiosity of human consciousness

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TRON Legacy Light Vehicle on the Game Grid
TRON Legacy Light Vehicle on the Game Grid

With a commitment to building a more vibrant blog, I signed up for a 4-week Blog Triage class with Cynthia Morris and Alyson Stanfield. My first assignment is to describe the people I want to visit and read my blog.

The easy answer would be to say other artists, curators, collectors, writers and friends. Which is definitely true. However, as I ponder the themes that fuel my art, I would also love to be in a dialogue with others who have similar interests, so that we might push the conversation forward on those topics (or at least just have fun sharing ideas).

These are some of (but not limited to) the things I find fascinating:

  • I love science fiction movies and how (in the good ones) the underlying foundation to the story is rooted in philosophical ideas of consciousness—and dare I say—spirituality.
  • I also love how technology is used to physically make the movie—and more often than not—is a central character in the story. How computer animation seems to be a perfect metaphor engaging ideas of the ‘unknown’ and the ‘unseen.’
  • Consider all those crazy scenes we watch in the dark (think TRON’s Game Grid, pictured above), where we get lost in the perception of that reality, when the reality is, it’s just made up of a bunch of 1’s and 0’s. It doesn’t really exist anywhere.
  • It’s kind of like when I start to ponder the ideas of quantum mechanics—with all those vibrating particles and wave functions interacting with energy and matter…Not to mention its implication on the laws of nature, and law of attraction.
  • Or how all this development in technology is impacting our neural network. And how we see things. Both literally and figuratively.

So, I am mostly an artist with a fascination in science, technology and philosophy, and a deep curiosity of human consciousness—seeking an audience with similar interests. Oh, and who love art (and artists) and a really good science fiction movie!

 

Written by Lynda Schlosberg

April 26th, 2012 at 2:21 pm

Posted in Reflections

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  1. Hi Lynda! I’m one of your Blog Triage classmates. Great essay on your ideal reader.

    I love the way your art captures your passion for science/philosophy.
    I took a quick stroll through your exhibit pages and am struck by the color and form of Matrix 10 and Volcanic Mangrove. I’ll plan a more leisurely look after I’m caught up with my assignments.

    See you in class!
    Cheers,
    Frances

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