Tuesday, May 01, 2018

Monday, March 12, 2018

Oceanside Museum Of Art Accepts Newton's Third Law In Karmic Warfare Into The Upcoming Auction

I am very honored to have my mathematical visual poem, "Newton's Third Law in Karmic Warfare" accepted into the Oceanside Museum of Art's auction. This event will be saturday, April 7th, 6:00-9:30 pm. General Admission $50, VIP $125
If you are interested in understanding more about this piece, I published a paper that will give you the tools to access it. You can download it here by clicking here.

Wednesday, March 07, 2018

Kaz Maslanka Electronic Music 1979-1988


I would like to thank Joel Sanderson for his work in archiving the work on this blogpost.

Here is an archive of some of my electronic music from 1979-1983


During the day that I met John Cage, a video was taken to document the event at the University of Kansas in Lawrence Kansas (Home of William S. Burroughs) In this video at seconds 28 to 38 you can see me reading statements from Cages work. It is hard for me to express how hard I connected to John Cage in that period of my life. His "Indeterminacy" record (1959) was a profound influence on my thinking. In this video you can see Cage and Burroughs chatting.

Here is a link to that video

Here is a 1988 recording of me and 3 of my friends doing an electronic improve at Kirby's Beer Store.
"An evening of experimental music performed by a temporary gathering of musicians at Kirby's Beerstore in Wichita, Kansas. It features Kevin Smith (keyboards), Kaz Maslanka (keyboards), Brian Curtis (keyboards) and John Eberly (saxophone)

Here is the link

Friday, February 23, 2018

Autobiography

Every aesthetic production is autobiographical in the sense that one exposes a piece of one’s soul with every expression.  


Kaz Maslanka

Thursday, February 08, 2018

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Congenital Wisdom on view at the Joint Mathematics Conference in San Diego

I have been a bit apathetic in keeping everyone up to the latest shows. Last August "Congenital Wisdom" was show at the Bridges show at the University of Waterloo in Ontario. It is a mathematical visual poem which incorporates a mathematical paradigm poem. The paradigm that I am using is Newtons equation for the law of gravity. In a paradigm poem we map concepts into the existing equation to create conceptual metaphors across the cognitive domains.

The piece points to the idea that the legendary events involving two different apples were both creative events. One being Newton's apple that he saw falling out of the tree and the other being the apple from the knowledge of good and evil. In the poem you will see that the force of creativity is acting on both apples. You will notice that the distance between the apples is described by mapping concepts across a five dimensional Pythagorean Theorem.


More importantly to note is that this piece is on view at the Joint Mathematics conference in San Diego California right now. It will be up until this Saturday. 

Monday, November 20, 2017

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Forebear Square by Lawrence Lesser

Visual Poetry by Larry Lesser



Friday, August 04, 2017

MEANings by Larry Lesser

Mathematics Professor Lawrence Lesser, Ph.D. provides us with a couple of mathematical visual poems:
These were part of a paper:
Lesser, L.M.(2011) "Making Statistics Memorable: New Mnemonics and Motivations," in Proceedings of the 2011 Joint Statistical Meetings, Section on Statistical Education, 1118- 1124.

Click here for the paper          http://www.statlit.org/pdf/2011Lesser-JSM.pdf

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Maholy Nagy 1922


Culture

Aesthetic expressions are the literally the boundaries of culture.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Kaz Maslanka at Crafton Hills College

I was honored to be a part of the Parallels:Medicine+Art show at Crafton Hills College. On March 28th, I gave a lecture on mathematical visual poetry as well as having a couple of pieces in the show. Here are a few photos from the event.









Here are the two pieces that were displayed in the show. "Newtons Third Law In Karmic Warfare" 


and "Singularity at Vulture Peak"

Sunday, February 12, 2017

The Life of a Mistake


Mistakes when repeated by others become culture.

Monday, January 23, 2017

An Analysis Of Introspection by Connie Tettenborn


Here is a new piece titled "An Analysis Of Introspection" by Connie Tettenborn



Sunday, April 24, 2016

Math Humor -- Velociraptor

I don't know who the author of this is - We have to thank John Chalmers who sent it to me.

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