Etienne-Jules Marey

Etienne-Jules Marey (1830-1904) “relation of space to time that is the essence of motion”. La méthode graphique dans les sciences expérimentales (1878)   —

Eadweard Muybridge

Eadweard Muybridge (1830-1904) Inquiry into motion with a camera. The ability to breakdown movement, revealing the complex in-betweens of mundane, everyday gestures, sitting, standing, walking…, freezing figures in mid air, defying physics, exposing the process of motion which the human eye can not see. Muybridge, photographic motion studies. 1872 – 1878 —

Christopher Alexander

Christopher Alexander The Nature of Order An Essay on the Art of Building and the Nature of the Universe, Book 1 – The Phenomenon of Life “…every form of order has some degree of life” “thus life is not a limited mechanical concept which applies to self-reproducing biological machines. It is a quality which inheres …


Leonardo da Vinci

I look at Leonardo da Vinci’s illustrations, diagrams, illustrating the theories of light and shade, sketches, illustrating the theory of proportion of the human figure in motion, and I imagine Leonard da Vinci watching water whirling in an eddy, studying the motions of currents, gazing and lost in its flow. I think and I wonder …



Water “Water is sometimes sharp and sometimes strong, sometimes acid and sometimes bitter, sometimes sweet and sometimes thick or thin, sometimes it is seen bringing hurt or pestilence, sometime health-giving, sometimes poisonous. It suffers change into as many natures as are the different places through which it passes. And as the mirror changes with the …