Art, Science, Death, Faith and Truth

a) Art disturbs and stimulates Science. Art is based on conjecture, whereas Science on fact.   Art refers to Content, Science explores Forms.

b)  Death stimulates Life and associates with Unity. Life is based on Complexity and ends up in Unity.

c)  Faith creates forms of Philosophy and sets up its targets. There is a constant transition form Idealism towards Realism.

d)  The ultimate Truth is ineffable and lies in Appositions

The Idea Of Art.

A process of communication with Art can’t be elementary. Art is some absolute that doesn’t succumb to logical reasoning. Human’s perception and thinking about it is rather relative, at the same time there exist eternal or absolute notions, as for example death, art, belief (by this I don’t imply elementary or conventional religion but the essence of everything which includes in itself all answers on main philosophical questions). Like every Absolute, Art exist outside human reason and has enormous potential energy. We humans are able to get charged from this source. (I think this somehow explains a purpose of existence of Absolutes).  For instance, DEATH inspires homo sapiens for LIFE,  we take an energy in order to use and enjoy our given lifetime before the fatal hour. Our belief in logical structure of the world makes us expect an existence of answers to the questions of the our being. So, the birth of philosophy, which in its turn what ever it is, is a pure faith even if in existence of principles which this philosophy attains. Art as an Absolute inspires artists, poets, or musicians to create. And this itself may serve as the answer on the essence of being. Art like every Absolute is subjective in our perception and it exist of the subject.

Creativity is a process of communications with Art. Every reproduction of Art, like for example poetry, music or a picture is not Art by itself but only in a sense of its purpose. This appears to be only a reflection of the Absolute. Therefore it is not the original. So, for instance we cannot compile ??? identify ourselves with our reflections in the mirror. No matter how precise the resemblance  is, the reflection is only a reflection of the original. Therefore a picture is only a kind of a bridge between a subject and Art. In any case this reflection or reproduction does not explain anything but only constitute an appearance of energy of absolute.

But how to distinguish  a fake from real reflection in the case of Art? The answer to this question cannot be simple and monosemantic. There are no objective premises for determining what we call a masterpiece. It has a conditional character and therefore the judgement is subjective too. On of the objective criteria of defining a masterpiece is, by my words, a “principle of catching”. For example, there are two pictures by one artist in front of you, approximately the same  theme. One of the pictures is O’K, but another “catches” and you cannot explain why. Trying to find the answer we can expose the picture to theoretical analysis of its composition, interpretation, colours, etc. We can continue endlessly.

But are this criteria genuine? Can we explain why we love? If yes – it is not genuine love. The same is with a masterpiece. We feel some kind of attraction, we experience energy which evokes strong emotions, that we find ourselves in no state to reason or analyse, yes, in Art a priority belongs to feelings, to intuition rather then to logic.

Now we approach the next question. If we take an original, for example, a canvas of Van Gogh and would copy it precisely. Why I think it wouldn’t consider it to be a masterpiece? Because this would be a reflection of the reflection. Therefore it would stand even farther away from the Absolute. Like a reflection of a mirror’s reflection, for example, is less precise than the original and so forth. The more we reproduce, the less these reproduction has the original value. We can conclude that the rest value lies in the process itself of giving birth to novelty, in discovery itself. A genuine masterpiece gives us some kind of revelation, a strong feeling, but the more  we get used to this feeling, the less value in this masterpiece would remain. In evaporates proportionally to our process of accustoming to it and a complete familiarity with this picture is equivalent to its death. And it is not a masterpiece any more.

Some may object and say that there exist eternal masterpiece which have not lost the strength to evoke deep emotional experience for centuries like works of Leonardo, Rembrandt, Van Gogh and other. I believe that they are no more masterpieces (at least for myself) but monuments to their past strength and glory. For those who are to used to them properly there won’t be any further revelation or novelty. So the pictures lost the power of influence upon the viewers. The King  died and in homage to his achievement a monument has been erected. His contribution in Art has been appreciated and he is forever in our hearts and in History of Art. The Eternal can be only Absolute, only the Idea of Art and not the object itself.

A Brief Description Of The Present.

Imagine yourself in a fast moving train going from point A to point B. Now let us suppose that A is the Past and B is the Future. So you can sit by the window and you see the landscape passing. The landscape stretches from the right to the left. Now draw a vertical line across the window. What lies on the right side (right coming direction) is the Future, but what is on the left – the Past. The train is moving very fast and you are trying to fix the Present behind the line. You cannot succeed because of the flashing real from the right to the left. The train’s speed is the speed of Time.

Memes are replicators of consciousness?

Susan’s Blackmore’s fascinating talk about memes and temes (techno memes). She explains how memes work and survive (self replicating information) and after watching it i thought that this principle is similar to the way consciousness expands… i wrote about it a while ago in Big Bang Theory of Consciousness
So it seems like memes are replicators of consciousness. I will go along with that. 😉 Susan Blackmore studies memes: ideas that replicate themselves from brain to brain like a virus. She makes a bold new argument: Humanity has spawned a new kind of meme, the teme, which spreads itself via technology — and invents ways to keep itself alive

Big Bang Theory of Consciousness

here’s my big bang theory of consciousness on a cosmic scale:

Levels of consciousness:
1. mineral
2. plant
3. animal
4. human
5. beyond human

It works roughly like this: from very basic – it expands and becomes more complex – unill it implodes (becomes literally all one) … and explodes…

On a phisical level, simple nodes of consciousness tend to multiply thus creating more complexity and expand in a curved shape around the centre of origin (gravity of energy prevents it from fdrifting away)… thus creating a more densed layer… so it keeps multiplying and filling the space around itself untill eventually the outer layer becomes so dense that it locks the system into a solid shell (like an egg shell). When this happens the proccess of radical transformation takes place inside the “egg”…. the birth of something completely new. (I believe we have reached that stage of evolution already!)

Further, as the creative proccess of mutational multiplication is never ending (and ever accelerating), the space inside the egg becomes more and more densed (implosion proccess)… untill it becomes one solid matter – all one! Now it becomes so heavy and densed that eventually the pressure becomes too big and the egg cracks. But the pressure of course is so big that it doen’t just crack – it explodes! (just like the big bang)… sending all its bits and peaces (of consciousness) all around the cosmos…. untill these flying bits get lumped with other bits of consciousness (from different galaxies)… thus beginning to form a new system… and the proccess (forming a new egg) repeats itself!

Furtermore, the new egg will start from basic level 1 again, but it will be of course beyond human level node… thus creating even more complex systems of consciousness (far and far beyond our imagination now!). And this is how I visually imagine a magnificent proccess of never ending evolution: from explosion to implosion.

here’s a drawing that illustrustrates formation of new conscious nodes after explosion: