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Life 3.0:

The Simulation Hypothesis:

dimensions (macro-&microcosmos): Powers of Ten (Charles and Ray Eames, Simpsons edition):

seen in Bonn: sculpture in the blind garden

The sculpture is about our collective blindness towards the bigger picture.

“one of the first things that every photographer learns as soon as they pick up the camera is there’s a frame it’s a fixed frame and most people have the same frame thirty five-millimeter frame for the most part and so how do you make your work different from anybody else’s? so it’s what you put in the frame and it’s where you cut the rest of the 360 degrees in all axes by the way we’re looking at all from a spinning web of 360 degree arcs and you’re moving this frame around and early on I sensed the power of that in this regard when you put the frame up to your eye the world continues outside the frame so what you put in and what you leave out are what determines the meaning or potential of your photograph but you must continue to keep in mind that it’s plenty of stuff off stage...”

“…the power of the frame to put disparate unrelated things together…” – Joel Meyerowitz:

my perception in Japan was reduced to a visual perception, since I could not read the signs:

uniqueness of snowflakes:

Octopus ability to disappear by changing its color depending on environment:

bits of Richard Prince:

“Back then I thought advertisement was part of public domain.” – google maps – environment = public domain?

“making art is nothing more than continuation”

“Unlike most photography I am pretty much garanted when I click the shutter of what I am gonna get. I can walk away and come back three hours later, look through the lens again that horse is never gonna move. It’s always gonna be in that position. And I can look at it all day. But what’s interesting to me is that there is no desicive moment. You know. I thought that that was kind of new.”

“The image was a constructed image and gets back to the idea of what do you believe in.”

“I took the photograph. I literally took it.” Richard Prince

On a microscopic level the pixels have a different shape, therefore the pictures are not identical, since he rephotographed them. You can’t take the exact picture twice. Every picture is different. So is every scan, where also the current light situation and shadows are visible on the surface of the 3D model.

Ways of seeing:

“…perspective makes the eye the center of the visible world, but the human eye can only be in one place at a time. It takes its visible world with it as it walks. With the invention of the camera, everything changed. We could see things which were not there in front of us. Appearances could travel across the world. It was no longer so easy to think of appearances always traveling regularly to a single centre.”

“I am an eye, a mechanical eye. I the machine show you a world the way only I can see it. I free myself for today and for ever from human immobility. I am in constant movement. I approach and pull away from objects. I creep under them….. This is I, the machine, maneuvering in the chaotic movements, recording one movement after another in the most complex combinations. Freed from the boundaries of time and space, I coordinate any and all points of the universe wherever I want them to be. My way leads towards the creation of a fresh perception of the world. Thus I explain in a new way, the world unknown to you.”

“The invention of the camera has changed not only what we see, but how we see it.”

“The painting on the wall, like a human eye, can only be in one place at one time. The camera reproduces it, making it available in any size, anywhere, for any purpose.”

“Now its image or detail of it, or the image of any other painting which is reproduced, can be seen in a million different places at the same time. As you look at them now on your screen, your wallpaper is round them. Your window is opposite them. Your carpet is below them. At the same moment, they are on many other screens, surrounded by different objects, different colours, different sounds. You are seeing them in the context of your own life. They are surrounded not by gilt frames, but by the familiarity of the room you are in, and the people around you. Once all these paintings belonged to their own place.”

illusory pattern perception:

Video note from the Botanical Garden in Denmark:

Thinking about grids and networks.

Denmark: artificial fire in a museum

Thinking about how we document tools we used in the past and how those tools show up again in Games.

The dress that went viral on the internet:

photo note: Kölner Dom

Thinking about humans desire to hold on and restore old buildings instead of building something new.

Papiertheater seen at Bonn Bundeskunsthalle

Thinking about how we construct the world and rebuild it in models. 2D

Japan: change of direction

Thinking about the point of view one has of the outside world, depending on where one sits in the train.

overlapping rail way tracks

Illusion caused by movement of the train

Seen in a museum in Berlin: Polly Pocket toy

example for a small world within the universe. Every Game is like a small world within the world.

seen at Museum Ludwig Köln: Sol Lewitt Red Square, White Letters

Thinking about Roland Barthes “Reich der Zeichen” and the fact that one needs to be able to read in English in order to understand the conceptual nature of the artwork.

seen at Japan Science Museum

Thinking about that we as a collective are constantly wondering about our existence and the universe.

also seen at Japan Science Museum

Thinking about the fact that humans are copying and recreating artificial animals in the form of stuffed animals or robots.