April 9, 2011
Meditation; it is deep thought without the act of thinking; it is being aware of the present self while being free from the past, and the slightest preoccupation of the future; it is the realization of one’s own existence from within; it is to be completely attentive to the surrounding environment but discard it and abstract oneself in the mind and in the consciousness.
The procession; it is the path of the meditator. The path to enlightenment. The world is filled with physical delusions of grandeur, disdain, desires, love, hate, life, death, happiness, pain, and suffering. We humans believe they are of grave importance, and significant. But to be enlightened is to finally understand that they are mere entities that inhabit the physical realm.
As an individual moves along the procession into enlightenment, he must be conscientious of every aspect of himself, and the world in which he inhabits. As he realizes that everything that is physical and emotional is irrelevant and accepts them as just existences within this realm, then he is no longer affected by them. He will realize the transience of reality.
September 19, 2010
Space and duration are one
“There is no difference between time and any of the three dimensions of space except that our consciousness moves along it”
- Edgar Allen Poe
“Modern physics states that there is no absolute, static space (Newton System). They are relative to moving points of reference.”
“In theory of relativity there is no unique absolute time, but instead each individual has his own personal measure of time that depends on where he is and how he is moving.”
- Stephen Hawking
“Cubism breaks with Renaissance perspective. It views objects relatively : that is, from several points of view, no one of which has exclusive authority.”
- Sigfried Giedion
“The human brain keeps time, from the flicker of milliseconds to the languorous unfurling of hours and days and years. It’s the product of hundreds of millions of years of evolution.”
- Carl Zimmer from the article How your Brain can Control Time
May 7, 2010
April 30, 2010
This is actually old news from about 4 years ago, but its still an amazing thing nonetheless. This artist can draw practically any city from memory after he has seen it from a high vantage point, usually from a helicopter. Just watch the video to find out more.
April 6, 2010
Last week we had an opportunity to take part in a week long design workshop at the university Roma Tre. There, we collaborated with not only fellow Italian architecture students, but also the faculty of Roma Tre as well as guest architects who were invited to take part in this workshop. We were broken up into teams of 8-10 people with one guest architect as the team leader in each team. Together we were able to open up a discourse about the Ponte Rotto, a fragment of once one of the busiest bridges during ancient Rome. Our task was to address not only the existing remains of the bridge, but also the historical context while proposing a project that will bring life back to the Broken Bridge once again. The next few images uploaded are images from our presentation at the end of the workshop. I will try to give brief descriptions of each image and our approach to the project.
I’m really glad I was able to take part in this workshop, not only was it fun, but it was a great experience interacting with other architecture students from outside our own institution. It was also a great experience working as a real design team with everyone working towards a common goal, all within a period of only five days.