Imagine Scales That Exceed You

“In relation to the history of organic life of earth,” writes a modern biologist, “the paltry fifty millennia of homo sapiens constitutes something like two seconds at the close of a twenty-four hour day. On this scale, the history of civilized mankind would fill one-fifth of the last second of the last hour.” The present,Continue reading “Imagine Scales That Exceed You”

Notes on Sedimentation of the Mind

A few comments on entropy, the geologic and art. Robert Smithson’s essay┬ámentions the encroachment of technological ideology into art with “technology” and “industry” becoming topes in the New York Art World of the ’50s and ’60s, where he explains, “The products of industry and technology began to have an appeal to the artist who wantedContinue reading “Notes on Sedimentation of the Mind”

Scale Invariance / Theory

The following is included in the upcoming ebook connected to our art installation, which opens Monday the 4th of April at Ann Arbor Art Center.   Theory / [1] Scale Under fractal dilatation geology appears invariant, meaning there is self-similarity. Without a scale it is impossible to determine the size of the geological feature. AContinue reading “Scale Invariance / Theory”