NCECA Influences 2013
3 years ago
"...science and art, at least at a high level, have in common intense seeing, bright-eyed observing and deep curiosity."
"Well, I sure think so... In some ways, seeing is thinking. The light comes in through the lens and is focused on the retina. And the retina is doing - is pretty much working like brain cells. It's processing. And then the two optic nerves are sending what we now know are 20 megabits a second of information back to the brain...
And so the seeing right then is being transformed into information, into thinking, right as that step from the retina to the brain. And the brain is really busy, and it likes to economize. And so it's quick to be active and jump to conclusions. So if you're told what to look for, you can't see anything else. So one thing is to see, in a way, without words."
"Not if you allow artists into the arena."
|David Semeniuk, Landscape Permutation 2 (2010)|