Thursday, 22 January 2015

Uqbar

CD - The Three Cities

The first city in the narrator's journey. A peaceful place where natural things are invited to prosper.





Artwork from Japanese manga series Non Non Biyori, written and illustrated by Atto.
Spoken words recorded from Anime Series Haibane Renmei

Friday, 16 January 2015

A Dream, A Desire, A Decision

CD - The Three Cities

Long ago, an unsettled soul first dreams, desires, and then finally decides to set out on a journey of self-discovery. Three different cities present themselves as destinations along the way. The central guitar riff in his song is intended as a joyful marching melody that signifies the beginning of the trek. The slower parts reveal the fear and uncertainty that might be associated with venturing into the unknown.








Picture modified from -
http://lotzofwallpapers.com/i/hiker-silhouette/hiker-silhouette-wallpaper.jpg

and
Painting Copyright ©artist Wang Jian-Qiu

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Moments in the Mind

CD - Moments in the Mind

Each mind is different and can ultimately only be certain of its own existence. But it seems to me that we draw way too much comfort and joy from other minds for them to be only figments of our own making.







Picture modified from -
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/7a/Chameleon_%28PSF%29.jpg
and
http://silouxa.deviantart.com/art/Holding-Hands-48542067
Copyright ©2007-2013 Silouxa

Saturday, 28 December 2013

LifeNet

CD - Moments in the Mind

Biological networks are interdependent and densely connected like a neural net. It seems like all things share a common architecture.






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http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Coral_Reef.jpg

Chameleon on a Mirror

CD - Moments in the Mind

What color would a chameleon on a mirror change to? This question is a theoretical exercise in discussing feedback dynamics which have a role in iterative systems. These dynamics perhaps have some bearing on the emergence of consciousness and other novel behavior from a grey lump of neural matter.










Sketch modified from http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/7a/Chameleon_%28PSF%29.jpg

Enemies

CD - Moments in the Mind

One strange behavior of the mind is inner conflict. The capacity for reason allows conflicting ideas to emerge from the same mind - even ideas that are unliked and unwanted by that same mind.





Picture: by RealAxis @ http://realaxis.deviantart.com/art/Inner-Conflict-159173927
Copyright ©2010-2013 RealAxis


Mind's I

CD - Moments in the Mind

Introductory song about the concept of each of us being an individual mind in relation to the existence of others. Mostly instrumental with lyrics and voice starting a few minutes into the song.







Brain sketch from http://blog.josephwilk.net/clojure/sounds-of-the-human-brain.html
Eyeball sketch from http://johnnydrawsmanga.blogspot.ca/2012/11/drawing-manga-eyes-part-iii.html
Ideas in mind sketch from https://blogs.glowscotland.org.uk/glowblogs/eslb/files/2012/02/brains-thought-to-speech.jpg