Thursday, March 4, 2010

Pattern Makers as Copycats of Nature?

What does it mean to make something? When we make a pattern out of some materials, aren't we just recreating a pattern that already exists in our physical world, in nature? Are pattern makers really just copycats? We are, but there's something more to our abilities...we can arrange and rearrange patterns to result in entirely new configurations.

Thoughts of Biomimicry...

Monday, March 1, 2010

Harmonic Resonance Theory

Fascinating theory by Steven Lehar....
It struck me this morning that in a world filled with standing and travelling wave fields, there is no such thing as one of anything, just greater and lesser variations of peaks and troughs within a defined field.