10. January 2010
I still believe that art and science are strongly interrelated and philosophy fills in the gaps and/or provides essential connectivity. You can guess what technology, religion and epistemology relate in this equation and resemblance.
What is sense of harmonious proportionality? It is symmetry. There is symmetry in objects in various ratios. Symmetry in dictionaries is usually defined as “an imprecise sense of harmonious or aesthetically pleasing proportionality and balance such that it reflects beauty or perfection”. There are various kinds of symmetry such as, reflection, rotational translational, helical, and most prominently fractals developed by one of our genius colleagues who works in schreIBMaschine you may know who he is.
Today I am inspired by a recent scientific discovery. It is exciting to see that golden ratio discovered in a quantum world. In fact hidden symmetry was observed for the first time in solid state matter. Details in the new issue of Science Journal, titled “Quantum Criticality in an Ising Chain: Experimental Evidence for Emergent E8 Symmetry”
I am also inspired by a world premiere, previously unseen show in Melbourne, Australia depicting extraordinary work of Leonardo Da Vinci. It is titled Anatomy of Robots: The Artist, The Anatomist, The Inventor.
Here’s a sample symmetry experience from Da Vinci’s work
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Do you notice symmetry in your daily life? What sort of feeling does it give to you when you recognise it. Is it also part of your day to day life at home, outside, in the workplace? How about the asymmetric aspects?