Art / Cognitive Science / Computer Science / Creativity / Incompleteness / Neuroscience / Philosophy

Understanding in Hindsight

“Truth and reality in art begin at the point where the artist ceases to understand what he is doing and capable of doing …” Henri Matisse What Matisse is talking about here may be a general feature of creative processes. While they are going on, we don’t understand completely what we are doing. In the … Continue reading

Art / as if / Childhood / Culture / Education / Memories / Musings / Quality / Stories / Thoughts

Reading Stories

Originally posted on The Kellerdoscope:
“Oma-Ebersdorf ließt vor und Svend lauscht…” (Grandma Ebersdorf is reading to him and Svend is listening…) How much is in these three little dots… Rolf Keller’s mother was living in Ebersdorf, near Chemnitz (nowadays a part of the city). His other grandmother was living in Hamburg, so there was “Oma…

Art / Memories / Science

Phase Transitions 1

Originally posted on The Kellerdoscope:
This is the first of a new series of posts that will show abstract photographs made by Svend Keller during the 1970s or 1980s (I don’t know exactly). I hope you will enjoy them. Actually, these are microphotographs. Details can be found in my previous article Organic Martensite. A phase…

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Can Democracy Survive the Internet?

Over the last years, available storage capacity and processing power has increased tremendously. An increasing part of our lives is based on the internet. Governments have started to use this technology for surveillance as well as manipulation of citizens. The justification given for surveillance is security. Some people could do things that are dangerous, so … Continue reading