**Mathematical Paradigm Poems**. Show all posts

**Mathematical Paradigm Poems**. Show all posts

## Friday, October 02, 2020

## Monday, March 12, 2018

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

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.

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Labels: Isaac Newton, Mathematical Paradigm Poems, Oceanside Museum of Art

## Monday, December 14, 2015

### Pinaki Halder Number 1

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Labels: Einstein, Mathematical Paradigm Poems

## Friday, July 17, 2015

### Towson Math Art Exibition

**"Newton's Third Law In Karmic Warfare"**

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Labels: Bridges, karma, Mathematical Paradigm Poems

### Newton's Third Law In Karmic Warfare

Newtons third law of motion states that for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. ——— see any similarities? ——— The visual expression (above) titled “Newton’s third law in Karmic warfare” maps a karmic event into equal and opposite forces.

The following LINK will take you to my paper on paradigm poems that will go into more detail of this piece. Here is an excerpt from the paper that discusses this piece:

**Newton’s Third Law in Karmic Warfare**

**Mappings**

Metaphor from Physics: The Equation from Physics that describes equivalent forces IS Observations of equivalent forces

Poetic Metaphors: Mirror IS Conservation of Momentum and Energy; Mirror IS Equivalence; Karma IS Equivalence; Karma IS Mirror

Mathematical Poetic metaphors M1 or Mass (subscript 1) IS The Level Of My Self Righteousness; △v1 or The change in velocity (subscript 1) IS Me Taking Life From You; △t1 or The change in time (subscript 1) IS The Time It Takes For Me To Kill You; M2 or Mass (subscript 2) IS The Level Of Your Self Righteousness; △v2 or The change in velocity (subscript 2) IS Me Taking Life From You; △t2 or The change in time (subscript 2) IS The Time It Takes For You To Kill Me;

Visual (image) Metaphors: Nuclear Proliferation IS Karmic Force; Karma IS Hell; Korean Karma Mirror IS a vehicle

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Labels: Bridges, karma, Mathematical Paradigm Poems

## Saturday, August 15, 2009

### Problems Encountered With Mathematical Poetry

Here is a perfect example of why mathematical poetry will have problems at least in the near future. In the blog entry copied bellow (and at this link) the author is complaining that the originator for a set of equations published in the brochure for the Biennale of Sydney is numerically illiterate. Curiously enough I think they should have said mathematically illiterate for numbers are not involved in these examples. That said, I am not sure that it is true that the originator was mathematically illiterate as well. The author claims that the expression, “Art = tyranny” is a false statement yet, historically there has been countless examples of art that has been inspired by or executed to express tyranny. A good example would be the artistic turmoil created around 1911 in Zurich Switzerland, for the entire Dada movement’s intention was to be tyrannical (Anti-Art)… as well as the copy cats that came after. Obviously the problem brought to question in this brochure is how one reads an equation. Is the equation to be read as poetry or science? Too many people think that an equation is automatically scientific in its expression. If this myopic attitude is left to continue, mathematics will be in denotative chains forever. When one reads poetry one searches for the proper context to give it meaning in relation to their life. One looks at the many facets of a poem to see what it is pointing to. “Art = tyranny” is a perfect expression for Dada, Punk or any other nihilist form or art.

Now to give our author the benefit of the doubt we could agree with him/her if the originator’s intention was scientific however, I can hardly see scientific intent in this expression even if it were meant to be.

It Don't Add Up

The Biennale of Sydney has put out an advance brochure that contains the two equations:

art + beauty + empathy = power

power – beauty – empathy = tyranny

Anyone with a primary school understanding of mathematics knows that if you solve these equations for the term ‘art’ you will discover that the claim being made is that

art = tyranny

If the Biennale of Sydney wants to communicate its ideas in the form of equations, perhaps it should run them by someone with a primary school level of numerical literacy before publishing them. Didn’t anyone in the accounts section twig that the Biennale of Sydney is spreading the message throughout the world that art equals tyranny???

Here is the mathematical solution:

art + beauty + empathy = power

art + empathy = power – beauty

art = power – beauty – empathy

given already that power – beauty – empathy = tyranny

then it follows

art = tyranny

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Labels: Mathematical Paradigm Poems, Problems with Mathematical Poetry

### Paradigm Poems From Anand Bora

He are some good examples of the paradigm poem from Anand Bora.

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## Thursday, January 15, 2009

### Kempton's Mouth

Karl Kempton has expanded his mathematical paradigm poem “My Big Mouth” into a polyaesthetic series show below. Very nice Karl! I especially like the last image which I would love to see at the bridges show in Banff this summer.

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## Monday, May 12, 2008

### Heisenberg and Pablo Kagioglu

Pablo Kagioglu sent me a few slides showing some Mathematical Paradigm Poems. I am extremely limited in my understanding of Quantum Mechanics so I am sure there will be much reflexive didactic that I will miss however, I do find it interesting that he has substituted the idea of "quanta" for “self” in our human identity. I am interested in pondering these further I hope you do as well.

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Labels: Mathematical Paradigm Poems, Pablo Kagioglu, reflexive didactic

## Thursday, August 16, 2007

### Pablo Kagioglu's creation

Here is another "Electronic Paradigm Poem" done with the "Orthogonal Space Poem" structurePlease see Pablo's introduction to have a better understanding of his process.

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Labels: Mathematical Paradigm Poems, orthogonal space poem, Pablo Kagioglu

## Wednesday, August 15, 2007

### Pablo Kagioglu's Passion

Please see Pablo's introduction to have a better understanding of his process.

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Labels: Mathematical Paradigm Poems, orthogonal space poem, Pablo Kagioglu

## Tuesday, August 14, 2007

### Pablo Kagioglu's Love

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## Monday, August 13, 2007

### Electronic Paradigm Poems by Pablo Kagioglu

"The formula I am using is Ohm’s Law and mainly its relationship to power and potential, not so much the concept of resistance and flow (which to me are acting more like the glue to the whole thing)

Ohm’s Law

I = V/R

Also

Power = voltage multiplied by current

P = V*I

Thus

P = (V*V)/R

P = R * (I*I)

V = P/I

So I just found synonyms of the different variables, sometimes a couple of layers deep, and just started playing with the word combinations and formulas to see what “stuck to the wall” so to say.

“Resistance and Current are acting as opposing ideas”

R = Resistance: opposition, blocking, defiance, protecting, refusal, struggle, antagonism, animosity, antipathy, hatred, hostility, rancor, rivalry, avoidance, abstention, prevention, recession, recoil, restraint, retreat, interruption, indecision, delay, hindrance, procrastination.

I = Current: flow, effusion, emanation, flood, flux, gush, juice, plenty, plethora, river, stream, tide, appear, begin, commence, crop up, derive, emanate, emerge, ensue, follow, happen, head, issue, occur, originate, proceed, result, rise, set in, spring, start, stem, creation

“Power is the realization of the Voltage”

V = Voltage: potential, energy, conceivable, imaginable, doable, plausible, possible, quiescent, thinkable, ability, aptitude, capability, capacity, vitality

P = Power: dynamism, effectiveness, faculty, function, influence, skill, force, locomotion, motility, propulsion, authority, will, decision, longing, passion, pleasure, purpose, resolve, yearning, love, adoration, affection, ardor, desire, excitement, lust.

The word equations (concepts) seem to work better and make more sense to me when defined in terms of Power and Voltage rather than Current and Resistance."

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Labels: Mathematical Paradigm Poems, orthogonal space poem, Pablo Kagioglu

## Sunday, August 12, 2007

### The Paradigm Poem

The Paradigm Poem

Unlike a simple mathematical structure as in the “Similar Triangles Poem”, the “Paradigm Poem” is a mathematical poetry technique that borrows its structure from an existing equation of scientific or cultural significance. The “Paradigm Poem has many sub-categories which are as numerous as there are categories for applied mathematics. Examples that we could consider would be: “Physics Paradigm Poem”, “Chemistry Paradigm Poem”, “Business Accounting Paradigm Poem”, “ Psychophysical Paradigm Poem” etc.

If we think in terms of metaphor using the cognitive scientific language of George Lakoff then we would classify the language of the variables “inside the equation structure” as the ‘target domain’ and the context or traditional meaning of the equation as the “source domain’

Let me show an example of a “Physics Paradigm Poem” using Newton’s second law. For this example I am going to use an excerpt from my essay on “Polyaesthetics and Mathematical Poetry” Journal of Mathematics and the Arts, Volume 1, Issue 1 March 2007 , pages 35 - 40 Publisher: Taylor & Francis Informa Ltd Registered in England and Wales Registered Number: 1072954

“My personal view is that almost all mathematic applications rely on using equations with the intent similar to simile. The variables in the equation are compared explicitly with the result for uses in denotation. For example, in the case of an application of

Newton’s second law F = ma, or Force equals Mass times Acceleration, we are comparing the variables m (Mass) and a (Acceleration) explicitly to F (Force).

I can now make a mathematical poem based on the latter example by expressing the Force of ‘yesterday’s freedom’ as being equal to ‘a lush clover patch’

multiplied by ‘the swelling sweet summer breeze traversing the morning’. We can then put this in the form of a mathematical equation as; Yesterday’s freedom = (a lush clover patch) (the swelling sweet summer breeze traversing the morning). In other words, I set the Force to ‘Yesterday’s freedom’, the mass to ‘a lush clover patch’, and I accelerated the mass by ‘the swelling sweet summer breeze traversing the morning’. All of these

phrases relate back to the original equation from physics F = ma. I want to emphasize that I was very careful when I made my choice for acceleration so that the phrase is evocative of the mathematical description of acceleration as defined by physics. Acceleration is the

change in velocity of an object per unit of elapsed time during that acceleration. Here, the change in velocity is implied by ‘swelling’ and the change in time is implied by ‘traversing’.”

In the above example we are using the words “Yesterday’s freedom; a lush clover patch; the swelling sweet summer breeze traversing the morning” as the variables of the equations which supply us with the target domain and then we are using the equation from physics F = ma, its scientific meaning and historical significance as the source domain.

The bottom line concerning the ‘paradigm poem’ is that we borrow an equation from the past which inherently contains historical significance and serves as an paradigm or mathematical model that seems almost “a vessel” to carry the mathematical poem. The paradigm poem always borrows an existing mathematical structure to serve as a source domain in our metaphor.

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Labels: George Lakoff, Mathematical Paradigm Poems, metaphor

## Saturday, May 12, 2007

### Ed Schenk's World

There are about three people that are almost regular contributors to this blog and Marko Niemi is one of them. Marko has continued to keep me on my toes and has graciously sent me a link to a mathematical poem found on vispoets.com

I would like to dedicate this blog entry to Ed Schenk’s poem that he posted on vispoets.com and I have reposted above.

First of all I would like to say I like Ed’s Pythagorean Theorem Poem with the idea of world being the hypotenuse of a triangle with the adjacent and opposite legs being perception and reality. Ed’s intent is such that he is asking whether the world is equal to these things. You notice that he has ‘???’ in the field of view. My guess is that Ed wanted to avoid the trap that too many people get hung up on concerning mathematical poetry. It seems that many people think that we are trying to create axioms or scientific statements. The latter idea I believe is due to the provenance of mathematics having much momentum since it is the language of science. However, I look at math poetry with a lack of scientific eyes. There could be an entire debate on whether Ed needed to put those question marks on his piece and I could argue both sides. The point I want to make is that mathematical poetry is not science.

I believe one good reason to leave the question marks on his poem are to insure that we avoid a philosophical debate and focus on the beauty of the language while entertaining the ideas presented. When it comes to philosophy and mathematical poetry I feel it is very difficult to be good at both philosophy and art. I feel mathematical poetry is less distractive when inspired by established philosophy and illuminated with a new and expanded life. Although I am sure that I have crossed the boundaries on occasion.

I also wanted to mention a technical delineation, that by putting the question marks underneath the poem it becomes a mathematical visual poem for to become a pure mathematical poem the question marks would be located above the equal sign as shown in the Avrin proposition posted April 22, 2007

I love the form of Ed’s poem however; it is hard for me not to like a Pythagorean Theorem poem. I love everything about the Pythagorean Theorem for it is always a great one to ponder just because it has such a magical quality expressed in such simplicity. ---- Although, I wouldn’t advise it, one could spend their whole life making poems in this form alone.

Of course I will have to mention as soon as I see a mathematical poem in the form of the Pythagorean Theorem, like Ed’s, then my first thought is to take it into analytic geometry and map it on the Cartesian coordinate system.This in effect is taking the Pythagorean Theorem and spinning it around a single point to create the equation of a circle.

The image below is an example where I have added an extra dimension to Ed’s equation to come up with a spherical poem. I decided to use belief as a dimension because it was the first thing that popped into my head. For this paradigm, it is not important so much as to what I am saying for I am really just trying to serve an example of how to add an extra dimension to the equation for a circle to render the equation for a sphere. Thus creating a spherical poem or in other words the Pythagorean Theorem in three dimensions and visualized in the Cartesian coordinate system.

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Labels: Ed Schenk, Mathematical Paradigm Poems