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“There is in you what is beyond you.”

~ Paul Valery



Roland Penrose has thought of formulating the problem in entirely new terms: up till now, he says, colour has been used for no other purpose than the creation of the image of objects. 
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'The Oracle of Delphi': Talking Statues, Lip-Syncing, and Magic

The 17th century Jesuit scientist Athanasius Kircher devised a statue he playfully called the ‘Oracle of Delphi’. John Glassie describes it in his pleasant work  295 more words

Analogy becomes Reality: Lucretius, Code, and the Future of Music

The Roman poet Lucretius believed all things to be comprised of invisible particles, atoms. In his monumental On the Nature of Things he describes these building blocks as letters making up words and sentences: 459 more words

In the Sorcerer's Palace: Reading, Listening, and the Magic of Sound

When one reads a text it is like entering a walled garden. You cannot read anything else without leaving one garden for another. Two gardens cannot be inhabited at the same time. 557 more words

“Comme l’eau, comme le gaz, comme le courant électrique viennent de loin dans nos demeures répondre à nos besoins moyennant un effort quasi nul, ainsi serons-nous alimentés d’images visuelles ou auditives, naissant et s’évanouissant au moindre geste, presque à un signe”.

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"Pour into our homes": Music as Utility, Hannah Arendt, and Apple Music

“Just as water, gas, and electricity are brought into our houses from far off to satisfy our needs in response to a minimal effort, so we shall be supplied with visual or auditory images, which will appear and disappear at a simple movement of the hand, hardly more than a sign. 461 more words