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Tag Archives: Gestalt
(Thoroughly) Enmeshed Composition
Imagine you were a wealthy writer — so wealthy that you could pay servants to look stuff up for you. Instead of drudging through tomes (or internet searches) to factcheck yourself, find original references, and so on. You just do … Continue reading
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Tagged analysis, art, calculus, composition, Gestalt, math, mathematics, maths, perfection, perturbation, virtual assistants, wealth, writing
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Superadditivity
“The whole is more than the sum of the parts” Who says scientists are reductionistic? Any superadditive system—due to complexity, interaction terms, valuation by an Lₚ norm with 0<p<1, or some other reason—adds up to more in total than the … Continue reading
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Tagged algebra, geometry, Gestalt, holism, literature, logic, math, mathematics, maths, reductionism, syncretism, synthesis
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A lot of people think of “geometric” art as being mathy, in the same sense that the band Maps & Atlases is mathy. But I don’t think lines, circles, squares, tessellations, grids, and polygons are more mathematical than globs, leaves, aleatorics, … Continue reading