My Interests in Science & Art

My Interests in Science & ArtBelow is a bit about my aspirations in art and science. To start, I am interested in any opportunity to show my work—and I am open to a variety of scenarios, whether a gallery, exhibition, installation or  other events. I am also quite fascinated by the idea of working with other makers to design environments for the lighting & art. I hope to find others with innovative goals or abilities. Creating an interactive art installation or refining various ideas I have to share would be ideal. I am open to the ideas of anyone who may want to share. 3D printing is something I would like to incorporate into art, as well as sensors and microcontroller-based components that bring artistic efforts to life. Some other materials I would love to incorporate in pieces would be tritium, el paint, el wire, fiber optics, neo pixels, led sequins, and 365nm reactive paint. My big list of interests includes projects that entail,

ferro fluid
fiber optics
dichroic materials
leds (high-power and other formats such as the WS2812B or SK6812 neo pixels)
Arduino, esp8266 microcontrollers, and other MCUs
recycling and reuse
optical illusions or phenomena
chemicals and optics
interior design focused on lighting
furniture design
novel concrete methods
fluorescence & phosphorescence
optical brighteners
UV-reactive minerals
encryption and authentication
large-scale printing for projects such as signage
product design
programming (C++,NodeJS,Python, etc.)

It is a rather diverse set of elements, but I have ideas and needs that relate to each. I need professionally nade video for my art projects, for example. I would like to design furniture focused on lights and using some of my novel art methods. I think there is some potential for using my work in a more structured form to facilitate new authentication methods. The same is true for signage, a commercial goal of mine.

I would like to find another artist, with strong roots in realism or surrealism to explore the intersection of these styles with optical phenomena. By combining true-to-life contexts with illusions, we might arrive at something magical—something that brings the experience of art to a new promontory. The light around the edges of the world we see might be more dynamic than we thought. It might change the very essence of the things we know in this world.

When we speak of higher dimensions, we are largely confined to a visual conception of that realm. There are several other senses to involve, especially if you include:

vestibular sense

Hopefully you weren’t having trouble keeping up with the senses that we know of in the modern world. 5 senses do not constitute a sensible repertoire. We have a more varied conception of experiential matters. Place these in the context of illusion and imagine how you could be transported to a world that is quite unfamiliar to you—a world with the potential for the exquisite and the horrific. Further this with the potential for DNA editing and synaesthesia which has a good chance of substantially augmenting human memory. So, the future might entail a mash-up of perception & conception with a capacity for increased memory, increased sensibility, enhanced sensibility, cross-sensibility, hallucinations, illusions, holograms, phenomena born of electro cranial stimulation, DNA splicing, AI & virtual (mixed) reality.

If we are meant to do one thing as inhabitants of this rare existence, it is to build upon it—to change and advance our very ability to experience and to become (as long as we can do so with our empathy intact). We are to become a new form of life. We are building that new form of life. It was meant to be. When we have the power of deities, it requires that we rethink religion. It’s not to say that we are God or gods. We are God’s creative creatures. We were given what we need to augment our place in the universe—a higher human station. We were given math to express & capture what is. God is perhaps the grand mathematician. We can imagine anything. It’s time to imagine greater things. Billions of minds are imagining all at once. Imagine that we are a step in an evolution of a being that can imagine as much as all the minds on Earth in one corpus—a singular body with the thought capacity for every human on Earth. Imagine that entity (the NEXT) living in a world where it is far from alone in its capacity. And, yet God is still greater than this. This is where we are going. We haven’t given God enough credit.

For this vision to transpire, we must—more than ever—cultivate empathy. We must embrace kindness. We must turn to art and the noble emotions. We must not forget the true antennae of the human race: the courageous who take up poetry, painting, sculpture, drawing, design and all the acts of daring that by choosing them, those making the choice are not slaves to greed, consumerism and solipsistic detachment in a world that desperately needs more connection.

Optical phenomena are so rich an area to explore. The brain processes light in a predictable manner, in which case we see the world as expected. This changes and becomes relatively unpredictable when optical phenomena are introduced. What we see then is unexpected or unlike what we have experienced before. The natural world is full of optical illusions. Exploiting these could advance science and art in numerous ways. My aspiration is to champion this idea, and encourage others to do the same. What we don’t yet see is what the world looks like when it captures the full power of optical phenomena and recreates or forms our experience with illusions.