On Growth and Form

“For the harmony of the world is made manifest in Form and Number, and the heart and soul and all the poetry of Natural Philosophy are embodied in the concept of mathematical beauty” Source: On Growth and Form – Wikipedia

Why ‘Change without Change’ Is One of the Fundamental Principles of the Universe – Video | Big Think –

Symmetry is about way more than splitting circles: It’s change without change, and it has applications throughout mathematics, physics, and nature. Source: Why ‘Change without Change’ Is One of the Fundamental Principles of the Universe – Video | Big Think

Berenice Abbott’s Minimalist Black-and-White Science Imagery, 1958-1960 – Brain Pickings

The abstract beauty of science, made mesmerizingly visible.

Source: Berenice Abbott’s Minimalist Black-and-White Science Imagery, 1958-1960 – Brain Pickings

Zeno of Elea

“…he purpose of the arguments was a defense of his teacher’s ideas. Parmenides believed that reality was one, immutable and unchanging. Motion, change, time and plurality were all mere illusions. This, of course, attracted many critics. Zeno’s paradoxes attempted to show that holding the opposite position, that reality was many, was contradictory and absurd. Therefore, “the one” must be the correct philosophy.”

Source: MathCS.org – Real Analysis: 9.12. Zeno of Elea (495?-435? B.C.)

Dziga Vertov • Senses of Cinema

Our eyes see very little and very badly – so people dreamed up the microscope to let them see invisible phenomena; they invented the telescope…now they have perfected the cinecamera to penetrate more deeply into he visible world, to explore and record visual phenomena so that what is happening now, which will have to be taken account of in the future, is not forgotten.

—Provisional Instructions to Kino-Eye Groups, Dziga Vertov, 1926

Source: Dziga Vertov • Senses of Cinema

The Ghost in the Machine: Unraveling the Mystery of Consciousness | Big Think

Reductionists believe that memories, emotions, and feelings can be broken down to nothing more than interactions between brain cells and their associated molecules. In other words, “you” are your brain.

Source: The Ghost in the Machine: Unraveling the Mystery of Consciousness | Big Think

Deconstructing Time, 2nd Edition: Illustrated Essay-blogs About the Human … – Rick Doble – Google Books

The 2nd Edition of Deconstructing Time – essay-blogs about the human experience of time. We are immersed in time. We take time as a fact of life and think very little about its workings, yet we are at its mercy. In a sense time is all you have: on your gravestone will be your name and the date you were born and the date you died. What could we gain by obtaining a perspective, by standing a bit outside of time? Although the clock will still continue to tick, your relation to time will be changed. It is the modern human — i.e. Homo sapiens sapiens — sense of time that is the key difference between humans and the other animals. And further I believe that time, as we experience it, is created by our uniquely human brains and is critical to our sense of consciousness.

Source: Deconstructing Time, 2nd Edition: Illustrated Essay-blogs About the Human … – Rick Doble – Google Books

Moving with the times | Tate

Moving with the times Eadweard Muybridge I David Campany 1 September 2010 Tate Etc. issue 20: Autumn 2010 Eadweard Muybridge Self-Portrait 1885 Albumen silver print 22 x 18 cm © The Archives of American Art The pioneering nineteenth-century Anglo-American photographer is best known for his images of animal and human subjects in motion, but was …

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The Physiognomy of Hands (1917) | The Public Domain Review

Pages 317 and 318 from a book titled Analyzing character, the new science of judging men: misfits in business, the home and social life (1917) by Katherine M. H. Blackford, M.D. and Arthur Newcomb.

Source: The Physiognomy of Hands (1917) | The Public Domain Review