Tuesday, December 08, 2009

1. The Geneses of Thought

The Geneses of Thought

“The more complex the mind, the greater the need for the simplicity of play.” James T. Kirk

Think, think, think, think, think, think.... As a polymath there is greater joy than when the neurons in my brain align to create the images we call thought. Now what surprises me is the dance that the brain creates (in simplistic terms) when the right and left side communicate and work together to create a harmonious melody of coherence.


For the past few months I have been working on the beginning stages of a project that involves the simplification of a city. I am not, in anyway, taking credit to making the designs of such simplification but I am rather in the forefront of the implementation of the technology and delivery of such exploration. This got me thinking on what makes a city, how it evolves, how it survives and how closely related it is to a living organism... like grass... like trees... like a forest. I put the though aside for a while, but then by chance I found myself in the mountains the past few weekends enjoying nature, thinking the same thing and then like the biggest reversal to me, since Darth Vader told Luke he was his Father, sounds, images, and theories came flashing through my head.

In the next few months I will be trying to make sense between the correlation of nature and a city from a psychological and artistic point of view in a series I am about to call "The Anatomy of a City". The similarities they share and how they may or may not differ. In a conversation I once had with a friend I said "I look at nature to see GOD" and without skipping a beat she responded "I look at the city."

The current outline is as follows.

The Anatomy of a City

1. The Geneses of Thought
*The Big Idea

2. Emergence
*Radio Lab
*Nature and Growth Patterns
*The Power of a Group

3. Simplicity in the Complex
*Uncanny Calley (Dr. Masashiro Mari)

4. Nature vs. Nurture
*Economic dynamics
*Bridge to understanding Proverty

Don't worry this will all make sense soon.