red rat poetic science

You have one huge thing to accomplish that really matters, and you’re stumped on how to even begin.

Your brain acts like it’s a rabbit that’s just sensed a dog in the yard. It stops dead in its tracks.

When too perfect, dear God angry. Nam June Paik

In perfectionism, we over-identify with our performance.

“Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Neon colors, comic strip elements, brand logos, and trashy materials will not produce another springtime."

Albert Oehlen

poetic science explanatory power

See how visual information is endlessly multiplied, transmuted and undermined in the digital age. Consider everything an experiment.

Art touches on a number of questions that are the focus of research today, and this is why art needs to be so free.

Liam Gillick, One should retain simpler theories until simplicity can be traded for greater explanatory power.

Dario Robleto believes artists and scientists share a common aspiration: to increase the sensitivity of their observations.

From understanding the human body’s pulses and brainwaves to viewing the faintest glimmers of light from the edge of the observable universe, groundbreaking science pushes the limits of perception. Similarly, the perceptive work of artists can extend the boundaries of empathy and understanding. It is not enough to love art, one also must be nonlinear and unpredictable.

Data Is Better At Disproving Than Proving

Every image is a petri dish for pixels.

Drawing on the type four error: printing too late the right visual argument to the right problem. It is almost always better to be vaguely right than precisely wrong.

Howard Raiffa, Enigmatic error of the fourth kind, much of its distinctive quirky humor, this is not small talk.

head to body ratio

Drawings are most meaningful when they disagree with theory because accuracy is not art despite being very useful. Pythagoras believed that everything was governed by numbers, even the proportionality of the human body. Artistic body proportions are sick and Pythagoras is dead. Striving for excellence motivates you.

Poetic science needs an absurd, foolish, harebrained and idiotic visual vocabulary. Positive feedback can generate inhomogeneity in a system that starts out spatially uniform. The images are necessary for understanding.

You don't see that two parts of space are connected by a riveting wormhole until you look through it. If we had no faults of our own, we would not take so much pleasure in noticing those of others.

Hard-edge art is making soft things that have never existed before.

Scratch that, the difference between a scientist and a crank is that a scientist can admit a mistake and throw away a theory. Cranky artists that defy the traditional contexts of gallery environments propose definitions for beauty through the use of enigmatic visual humor and weirdo theoretical images, not only from bad luck but also from sloppiness and error.

artists must look enough

Life models are bothered by artists who fail to look enough.

There's also a nice balance between seriousness and thoughtfulness and fun (the next big thing is quirky internet). The potential for error is omnipresent, the potential for innovation is weak.

waggish jocose monster

It won't work unless you convert qualitative variables into quantitative ones - and that's horribly, horribly subjective. For a dichotomous trait (good-bad image as given).

Drawing theory picturing human shortcomings with an absurd visual vocabulary and jocular thinking.

But, the situation is trickier than drawing a list of aphorisms on art. We over-simplify things many times over, especially since "bad" and "serious" are subjective. Maybe it would be better if we worked in groups of two and a half.

Scholarship tends to reproduce itself.

How art could be made from virtually any material? Think of cuttlefish pigment.

difference between art and nature

Without ambition one starts nothing. Without work one finishes nothing.

Research-based to think about, because every image is a petri dish for pixels.