Sunday, September 09, 2018

Kaz Maslanka to Show Again at LACDA

I am happy to be part of another show at the Los Angeles Center for Digital Art.
I will be showing "What is the Radius of Your Compassion"

What Is The Radius Of Your Compassion by Kaz Maslanka

This piece uses the formula for calculating the volume of a sphere. 

For the metaphor, I am mapping the concept of compassion into the radius of the equation.

Kaz Maslanka at LACDA Los Angeles Center for Digital Art

I am happy to be a part of the show at the Los Angeles Center for Digital Art. I will be showing "Newton's Third Law In Karmic Warfare"

Wednesday, August 08, 2018

Meet Kazmier Maslanka - Mathematical Visual Poet

I am honored to have SDVoyager Interview me and publish it here: CLICK HERE

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


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

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 distance formula. The concept of negentropy is mapped to the gravitational constant in Newton's equation. I have gone into much detail to give you the tools to access this piece in a YouTube video that can be accessed here: Lecture on Congenital Wisdom

Currently this piece is on view at the Joint Mathematics conference in San Diego California through January 17

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