Thursday, 19 November 2009

An Infinite Length of Anything

I love the way these two images oscilate when you gently nudge the page up and down. The `op art` illusion style of Bridget Riley, verses the dubious nature of the scientific certainty.
I`m not entirley sure what it is that this blog entry is trying to deduce. I have a head full of thoughts, that haven`t really sorted themselves out into related matter yet. M`be this , writing the blog ,will help.
I have had some very interesting input this week from re- watching television replayed on the i-player.
Doctor Who, for the first time subverted the human laws of causality, and changed the line of time.
He becomes demented with the ostrasized state that his uniqueness dictates and flips out, changeing the events already written by history. In this episode, humans contaminated by a martian water infection, become overtaken and abundant with flowing leathal water.
Water in its liquid form, takes the shape of its container, in this case humans. But when water overtakes the constraints of this container and requires no boundaries to define its existance, there is no end to the infinite deluge.
Time, without constraint, is also dimensionless and infinite.
Another exellent program, ( Horizon BBC2 18th November), enigmatically titled `How Long Is a Piece of String?` also deduced that the ultimate measurent of any thing in the most extreme circumstances, is infinite.
So, I am thinking about ; lines, rules or constraints, boundaries or lack of them, about the singular nature of the infinite, about theories of interconnection.
`I chatter, chatter as I flow to join the brimming river,
for men may come and men may go,
but I go on forever`.
Alfred Lord Tennyson, 1881.
`When you put your hand in a flowing stream, you touch the last that has gone before and the first of what is still to come`.
Leonardo da Vinci.

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