"Like the study of science and art, accounts of historical events can be intrinsically fascinating. But they have a wider significance. I believe that people are better able to chart their life course and make life decisions when they know how others have dealt with pressures and dilemmas---historically, contemporaneously, and in works of art. And only equipped with such understanding can we participate knowledgeably in contemporary discussions (and decisions) about the culpability of various individuals and countries in the Second World War. Only with such understanding can we ponder the responsibilty of human beings everywhere to counter current efforts at genocide in Rwanda and the former Yugoslavia to bring the perpetrators to justice."
"...we humans are the kinds of animals who learn chiefly by observing others---what they value, what they spurn, how they conduct themselves from day to day, and especially, what they do when they believe that no one is looking."
----Howard Gardner, from The Disciplined Mind, published in 1999

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Pop Art?; or, More Topography of Motion

Find this image, and the explanation behind it, here.
I find it most beautiful.
What do you think, dear reader?


Pelicano said...

Hmmm. That's interesting, and yet has a definite tone of OCD attached to it. But really, I shouldn't talk: I collect certain things repetitiously. However, I don't and wouldn't want to schedule my day around such things. But, if he's happy...then I can only be glad that I'm on this side of the viewpoint. Thanks for sharing such an unusual project! Quite thought-provoking.

neroli said...

Pel, I'm glad for your visit---I've not been blog-visiting as I should...so I'm glad for the reminder that I need to take the time to do so! Thanks.

I think that this is this particular gentleman's enso practice. He probably inspired my thinking about enso as much as Cobalt's mother...

I'm a collector as well.
It's a great time of year for two of my favorites---acorns and nests!

The Artist formerly Known as Purpleworms (!) said...

Fascinating! So Japanese to apologize for doing something so amazing! BTW I got word that I will be directing the Japanese foreign exchange semester in Sept 2008. 4 Months in Japan! I'm very excited!

neroli said...

I thought you'd like it, Artist!
4 months in Japan!?!
I'm *ecstatic*!

min said...

I could be that guy.

neroli said...

Min, I didn't quite believe that you were Out of Stories ; )
I could be that guy too---I just don't have the staying power/get-it-done-edness that you and he do :)!
That's why I'm glad to watch.