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Bring the Sky to Earth & give back the Light to the Sky

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Bring the Sky to Earth & give back the Light to the Sky

Notes 1
In the light of movement

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Equilibrium

 

When people come together everyone takes a role. in the scenario that just happened. I was the observer. this is how i started my title in the book, in my notebook. I have written down I am the observer. The guy next to me was the endurer, a kind of victim role. The girl next to our table was the victim that got violated. Others were the fighter.

Where you make the sensation the object. Immateriality. To observe, but you are always a part. You cannot be separated. You are forming the colours of the space, by merging your energies together. The felt space. The public is not something that happens outside, it is interrelating with us.

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 Platos Philosophy of Science by Andrew Gregory

Artist Talk & Interview with Vesselroom Project Barbara Cueto & Cristina Moreno Garcia

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EPICYCLES: IN ETERNAL MOVEMENT

The seventeenth - century debate was conclusively won by the mechnical philosophy. It has coloured our thinking about the cosmos until the twentieth century. The dominant metaphors were those of clockwork and mechanism. Descartes original conception of forces being reduced to ‚contact action‘ was softened by the inclusion of forces acting at a distance – the Newtonian concept of gravity –  while retaining the general mechanical conception of the world.

One of the main priciniples of our existence in this universe is movement.

„Epicycles“ (meaning: literally on the circle, a circle moving on another circle) was a geometric model in the Ptolemaic systems of astronomy to explain the variations in speed and direction of the apparent motion of the planets. 

It explained the apparent retrograde motion of the five planets known at the time. When Copernicus transformed Earth-based observations to heliocentric coordinates, he was confronted with the problem that the sun displayed a cyclical motion with respect to time but without retrograde loops in the case of the outer planets.

The sculpture is turning in a clockwise direction, displaying different shadows of light circles around the space, some of them moving in retrograde. The viewer is placed as an observer into the microcosmic play of the universal forces. 

Able to move between the circles, he experiences the fine forces which are connected beyond the mechanical rotation. 

With better observations additional epicycles and eccentrics were used to represent the newly observed phenomena till in the later Middle Ages the universe became a 'Sphere/With Centric and Eccentric scribbled o'er,/Cycle and Epicycle, Orb in Orb'. 

 

 Dorothy StimsonThe Gradual Acceptance of the Copernican Theory of the Universe. (New York, 1917),  p. 14.. The quotation is from John Milton's Paradise Lost,

Book 8, 11.82–85. 


NOTES 3

Believe in the truth of our senses (Goethe)

Fight between science (Newton) and senses

 

An unobservable (also called impalpable) is an entity whose existence, nature, properties, qualities or relations are not directly observable by humans. In philosophy of science, typical examples of "unobservables" are atomic particles, the force of gravity, causation and beliefs or desires.[citation needed]However, some philosophers (ex. George Berkeley) also characterize all objects—trees, tables, other minds, microorganisms, every thing to which humans ascribe as the thing causing their perception—as unobservable.

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NOTES 4

Archaeoastromony: Studying these ancient observatories as well as the people 

 

I’m focussing here on the time before the invention of instruments like telescopes and other lenses where used because I am interested in organizing the space around you. 

And also… how can you respond with architecture & geometry to the specific directions of the heaven.

 

Many ancient ruins demonstrate that the people who constructed them had not only a special regard for celestial bodies and mathematics, but also a spot-on accuracy. From Egypt to Mexico, there is no doubt that past civilizations were involved in incredibly complex space calculations, mathematics and architectural endeavors. Although many historians and archaeologists debate exactly what these civilizations did intentionally and what they did by mere chance, here are a few examples of how ancient architecture was created with mathematics and the cosmos in mind.  

 

The ancient Mayan site of Chichen Itza exemplifies the culture’s celestial orientation. The huge step pyramid (the pyramid of Kukulcan) that is the focus of the site has 91 steps on each of its sides, which add up to 364 steps. Adding the platform on top, there are 365 steps in total — the number of days in a year. Also, on the vernal and autumnal equinoxes (the first day of spring and fall, when day and night are the same length of time), the sunlight works to create a shadow of a giant serpent on the staircase that faces north.


NOTES 5

Sir Isaac Newton (1642–1727) summarized how things move with three simple laws. They're often simply called Newton's laws and they apply to pretty much everything (except very tiny subatomic things in the quantum world and objects moving close to the speed of light):

 

  1. Things that are still stay still and things that are moving keep moving with a steady speed unless a force of some kind pushes or pulls on them.

  2. When a force acts (pushes or pulls) on an object, it changes the object's speed or direction (in other words, makes it accelerate). The bigger the force, the more the object accelerates.

  3. When a force acts on an object, there's an equal force (called a reaction) acting in the opposite direction. This law is sometimes written "action and reaction are equal and opposite."