Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Marko Niemi Critical Mass

Another animated mathematical visual poem by Marko Niemi

Monday, February 12, 2007

Marko Niemi Divine Intervention

Another animated mathematical visual poem by Marko Niemi

Saturday, February 10, 2007

Marko Niemi Eye Of The Beholder

Here is another animated mathematical visual poem by Marko Niemi

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Marko Niemi Party-NRJ

Here is a animated mathematical visual poem that Mark Niemi just sent me ... The equation above is the equation from physics describing energy. Marko has animated it to play with the textual meanings relative to its semantic meanings. Check it out

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Quote From Samuel Johnson

I am always sorry when any language is lost, because languages are the pedigrees of nations. -Samuel Johnson, lexicographer (1709-1784)

Sunday, February 04, 2007

Delineations Between The Aesthetics Of Math And Art

This page is dedicated to collecting ideas that describe the differences in the aesthetics of math and art.*

I would like to invite discourse into the construction of these ideas. Everyone is invited to comment. Making these delineations is not an easy task and I feel the statements may evolve. I will address any comments to these statements.

I feel it is very important to understand the differences in the disciplines of art and math so that we can join them in the most creative, clear and meaningful ways.

Delineation #1:
Mathematical truths are discovered Artistic truths are mediated.
Mathematicians generally agree on what is mathematically correct. Artists generally have no idea what is artistically correct.
Math illuminates the supportive skeletal structure of thought whereas Art illuminates the metaphoric wind, which blows through that structure.
Science reveals the body of GGod and Art reveals GGod's mind -- or is it the converse?
Pure Mathematics has no expression for poetic metaphor however; it does provide us a structure that can be used for it.
In general, the mathematician is not interested in finding truths through nonsense as opposed to the artist who is.
The goal of art is to go beyond language. Mathematics is a language to describe what is beyond us.
Artists have an insouciant tendency to get lost in their imagination Mathematicians have an attentive tendency to map their imagination
Delineation #9
A mathematical theory seems to come in a flash of intuition before the final product is rigorously constructed. An artistic theory seems to come much after the artwork that has been constructed in a flash of intuition.

Delineation #10
Mathematical creations are not unique in the sense that they could be discovered by anyone.
Artistic creations are uniquely invented by individuals.

Delineation #11
Mathematics, among other things, is a language.
Art, among other things, uses language.
In science one tries to tell people, in such a way as to be understood by everyone, something that no one ever knew before. But in poetry, it’s the exact opposite. —Paul Dirac

Delineation #13
Art is the expression of culture.
Pure mathematics is independent of culture therefore, cultureless.

Some of these were published earlier in Bridges proceedings 2002 “Sentences on the Aesthetics of Mathematics and Art” page 256

Friday, February 02, 2007

Unlikely 2.0

Dog Dream

This is my first Korean artwork
Dog Dream = Irrationality / Importance

The poem is in the form of an orthogonal space poem

Check out the lastest Unlikely Stories. My latest two pieces are among some wonderful new art/poetry work.

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