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IS ART ? - is the question proposed by Jonah Lehrer in his recent

article for SEEDMAGAZINE - 

TO ANSWER OUR MOST FUNDAMENTAL QUESTIONS, 

SCIENCE NEEDS TO FIND A PLACE FOR THE ARTS.

In the context of my dedication to the event in history that was ZAADZ -

which was "the seed" of conscious business social networking - I can

only restate the fact that - If anyone can find beauty in a technology it's

an artist - and throughout our history - at whatever stage or level of

development of technology per see - it has always been artists who have

"shown the WAY" - and utilised song, dance, music, cave painting, sketch

drawing, oil painting, photography et al - in the process of performance,

entertainment and just making people confront THE most fundamental

questions of life

Black Peacock, 1950 ALEXANDER CALDER

This mobile is a powerful example of how an art form can be tailored to the physiology of a specific area in the brain. Calder’s composition anticipated, artistically, the physiological properties of the cells of an area called V5, which are selectively responsive to motion and its direction. Viewed from a distance, the separate pieces of the mobile appear as static spots of varying sizes. But as the pieces move in different directions, each one stimulates only the category of cell that is selectively responsive to the direction in which the spot is moving. 

Semir Zeki, Neuroscientist, University College London © Christie’s Images/Corbis


... and IS most certainly NOT -

as a result of banning the idea of -

"challenging existing paradigms"

.

 

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Comment by Michael Grove on November 7, 2013 at 21:18
Comment by Ian Gardner on June 17, 2014 at 1:25

Science will stall unless those claiming to be scientists understand that there is a spiritual foundation to their work and explore, fully, that foundation.

Comment by Michael Grove on June 19, 2014 at 20:44

Absolutely so Ian - 

To paraphrase Professor Brian Cox in the final episode of "Wonders of LIFE" -

 

In a scientific sense - the Earth as OUR HOME - means that the ingredients that are needed for our species to live - an atmosphere, food, water and the right temperature for us to survive - are perhaps uniquely provided  to support the specific need for our biology and chemistry to work - following on from Professor Cox's introduction to the series in which he stated that -

 

SCIENCE has a responsibility 

explain - spirituality.

Comment by Michael Grove on July 14, 2014 at 21:57

OUR consciousness is a fundamental aspect of our existence, says philosopher David Chalmers:

"There's nothing we know about more directly.... but at the same time it's the most mysterious

phenomenon in the universe." He shares some ways to think about the movie playing in our heads.

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