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 fact-check yourself, find original references, and so on. You just do … Continue reading

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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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A lot of people think of “geometric” art as being math-y, in the same sense that the band Maps & Atlases is math-y. But I don’t think lines, circles, squares, tessellations, grids, and polygons are more mathematical than globs, leaves, aleatorics, … Continue reading

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