Thursday, April 16, 2009

The Artist

Being able to transcribe the undescribable into colors, sounds, shapes, and textures, the artist is far more powerful than the architect. For however as much his opus can be digitized, catalogued, and his performances duplicated, even the untrained can tell the difference between the inspired and the inspiring. Standing in front of Michael Angelo's David is perhaps a good illustration of this. We all have seen the sculpture, we might even have had a plaster replica lying around the house, but to see the real thing can bring a teary eye to the most macho of men.

All with a simple verse, song or image. History is full of examples of when these prophets have shaken empires and humbled even the most of powerful of men. That is the power of the artist, for no other single individual can stand and defeat an army single handedly armed only with his muse.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

The architect

Numerical models can describe almost anything, in my particular field they describe a history of inequity. From individual seeds being planted in vast fields in Canada to the number of spins of gas turbines, have been counted, priced and summarized in a single number. Other models produce such similar unique numbers. I then combine all these seemingly random numbers into my model and summarize them into a singular figure.

Often times these models are best represented as properties and methods of objects and I have found it convenient to use these as building blocks for a building block for a library proper. Thus the elements that the architect needs are born. While our team is still developing the alphabet for this vast library, we are hopeful by the time the current crisis is waning, the new models will be rudimentary mirrors.

From there on we will start a quest for fire so that we may produce smoke.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Libertas est...

09 F9 11 02 9D 74 E3 5B D8 41 56 C5 63 56 88 C0

Thursday, July 3, 2008

En la plaza de mi pueblo
tengo una flor plantada

La rosa floreciendo
y yo pobre padeciendo

Thursday, November 29, 2007

El principio

recuerdo una pareja flotando en un lago majestuoso

that descended,
through the clouds

ad urbi terrarum

el aleph