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Category Archives: School of Athens
William Thurston
Xianfeng David Gu and ShingTung YauTo a topologist, a rabbit is the same as a sphere. Neither has a hole. Longitude and latitude lines on the rabbit allow mathematicians to map it onto different forms while preserving information. William Thurston … Continue reading
Inside Out
3.1 As Cytowic notes, Plato and Socrates viewed emotion and reason as in a kind of struggle, one in which it was vitally important for reason to win out. Aristotle took a more moderate view, that both emotion and reason … Continue reading
Housebuilding
It all start off as “a dream” or “an idea.” Where do these come from? Dialogos of Eide This is the house similar to what we will be constructing, with some modifications of course. Most know of my time helping … Continue reading
Hermetic Ties: Art to Esoteric Form
The father of all perfection in the whole world is here. Its force or power is entire if it be converted into Earth. Separate the Earth from the Fire, the subtle from the gross, sweetly with great industry. It ascends … Continue reading
Whose who, in the School of Athens
I was over visiting Clifford’s blog called Asymptotia this morning and notice a blog entry called, Heretics of Alexandria. Of course, what first came to mind is the “Library of Alexandria.” Clifford writes and paraphrases: This full length drama, set … Continue reading
Posted in Alexandria, Euclid, geometries, Library, Raphael, School of Athens, Signatore, Socrates, Socratic Method, Timaeus
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PLATO:Mathematician or Mystic ?
Mathematics, rightly viewed, possesses not only truth, but supreme beauty, a beauty cold and austere, like that of sculpture, without appeal to any part of our weaker nature, without the gorgeous trappings of painting or music, yet sublimely pure, and … Continue reading
Posted in Art, Chaldni, Concepts, geometries, imagery, Mathematics, Music, nodal, nodal Gauss Riemann, Plato, School of Athens
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Raphael the Painter
By ‘dilating’ and ‘expanding’ the scope of our attention we not only discover that ‘form is emptiness’ (the donut has a hole), but also that ’emptiness is form’ (objects precipitate out of the larger ‘space’) – to use Buddhist terminology. … Continue reading
Music in Plato’s Academy
Academy was a suburb of Athens, named after the hero Academos or Ecademos. The site was continuously inhabited from the prehistoric period until the 6th century A.D. During the 6th century B.C., one of the three famous Gymnasiums of Athens … Continue reading
Posted in Art, Brain, Euclid, geometries, Mathematics, Music, School of Athens, Sound
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Where to Now?
Once you see parts of the picture, belonging to the whole, then it becomes clear what a nice picture we will have?:) I used it originally for the question of the idea of a royal road to geometry, but have … Continue reading
The Sound of the Landscape
Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, UK As you know my name is Plato (The School of Athens by Raphael:)I have lived on for many years now, in the ideas that are presented in the ideas of R Buckminister Fuller, and with the … Continue reading
Posted in Ashmolean Museum, Dimension, Earth, Euclid, geometries, Landscape, M Theory, Music, nodal, Polytopes, Raphael, School of Athens, Sound, String Theory, Susskind
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