In this post I want you to bring part 9 of my latest project (for those who missed out on part 1, more info at the bottom of this post). If you want to hear the audio, just click on the image (duration 125 sec). Uranus. Mixed technics on canvas 45 x 45 cm by … Continue reading Civilization and Cosmos. Part 9: Uranus
Civilization and Cosmos: part 1
My latest project concerns itself with a multimedia installation that consists of a rotating rhombicuboctahedron that is suspended in a magnetic field. The twelve square faces of the rhombicuboctahedron are carrying an image that represents the mythological aspects of the main celestial bodies that make our planetary system. While the installation makes every two minutes … Continue reading Civilization and Cosmos: part 1
Epiphany at Utila’s Pumpkin Hill Beach
An Epiphany is a sudden, intuitive perception of or insight into the reality or essential meaning of something, usually initiated by some simple, homely, or commonplace occurrence or experience. This post's illustration features a beach that, from the position of our house, is located at the other side of the Island. Which is of course … Continue reading Epiphany at Utila’s Pumpkin Hill Beach
The Connection between Writing and Painting
The featuring image of this post carries the images of Borges and Dali. While Borges was a key figure in Spanish-language and international literature, Dali was was a Spanish surrealist artist renowned for his technical skill, precise draftsmanship, and the striking and bizarre images in his work . I almost forgot it, but I started this page a couple of … Continue reading The Connection between Writing and Painting
A Cosmology of Civilization
The aim of this painting is to visualize the similarities that are existing between the cosmical cycles and that of the civilization process. It is also the cover for a music album that features an opera with the same title. The description of that album will go into more detail about the used symbolism. This … Continue reading A Cosmology of Civilization
Cyberhive (canvas 60' x 60') tries to visualize the manifestation of a multi-dimensional cybernetic system in the time-space continuum and is the capstone on the eight-part series "Cybernetic Musings". As a system where different minds come together to create or destroy information, the existence of a cyberhive mind is as real as that of the … Continue reading Cyberhive
This canvas (W 30' x H 36') is the 7th installation in my collection Cybernetic Musings. As shown in other canvasses in this series, I have mixed feelings about recent developments in the new information technology and the developing cyberspace that vacillate between optimism and pessimism. However, the dominant emotion is one of expectation tempered … Continue reading Expectations
The Birth of the Cyberspace
The term cyberspace was first used by the American-Canadian author William Gibson in 1982 in a story published in Omni magazine and then in his book Neuromancer. In this science-fiction novel, Gibson described cyberspace as the creation of a computer network in a world filled with artificially intelligent beings. The real cyberspace is a global … Continue reading The Birth of the Cyberspace
The Connected Mind
Art inspired by some hopes and fears how future brain implants may influence humankind.
The Animate and The Inanimate
This is a snap shot of five of my latest visual works in a series called The Animate and the Inanimate
About Artificial Intelligence.
Evolutions in technology and knowledge have always provoked a conservative counter reaction by people who see their current ways of doing things and earning a living being threatened. The latest evolutions in the information technology isn’t any different in that aspect as the introduction of the printing press was for the mediaeval scribes or the … Continue reading About Artificial Intelligence.
This painting has the tension field between individuality and cultural assimilation for subject. While it´s a generally accepted fact that progress of civilization is a process of assimilation, one must conclude that inevitably there is going to exist a tension field between progress and multiculturalism.The best example that comes to mind to illustrate this comes … Continue reading Assimilation.
Where my music and paintings bring mostly forward the cyclic nature of human civilization, the literary facet of my art accentuates the multicultural aspect of civilization. This project will probably keep me occupied for several years more to come,
The Room of Change.
For ‘The Room of Change’, the Milanese designer studio Accurat created a 30-meters-long hand-crafted data-tapestry illustrating how multiple aspects of our environment have changed in the past centuries, how they are still changing, and how they will likely continue changing.
The title of this post refers to a dance company that that takes inspiration from very similar sources as I do as a writer. The research behind their art is rooted in physics and astrophysics, as well as in their personal insight into Eastern mysticism, fascinated by the connections that lie between these seemingly different … Continue reading HUMANHOOD
The Inevitable Future
The forces shaping our future are not inevitable in the sense that they are ‘preordained’ or irrefutable. Rather, they are inevitable because: They’re already happening, have been ‘happening’ for more than thirty years, and will keep happening;They are fundamentally driven by the underlying dynamics of technology itself, determined by mathematics and physics. While Kelly in … Continue reading The Inevitable Future
Gross National Happiness is more important than Gross Domestically Product
Throughout modern history, societal progress has been measured in terms of GDP. The higher the GDP, the more developed a country, so goes the general belief. There is, thus a mad rush for increasing GDP. Hence, over time, GDP came to be seen as a surrogate for societal wellbeing – something it was never designed … Continue reading Gross National Happiness is more important than Gross Domestically Product