|Science Artist IONA MILLER
"I'm not a mad scientist; I'm a science-artist." -Iona Miller
Iona Miller is the American Consultant for the Science-Art Research Centre.
Help her establish SCIENCE-ART in the USA as a group of philosophically like-minded individuals who promote a negentropic revolution in science based in Creative Physics and its principles.
We need to promote paradigms that facilitate human survival technologies. We need to find an algorithm for a human survival blueprint.
Morris Graves said, "I have mentioned my awareness (as an artist) of the Sky of the Mind and I refer to it again now because some years later, after the profoundly moving and informing experience at Elephanta, I read of Einstein's last equation based on his study of the musical interval from which he concluded that space and love are the same thing. I, in my nonintellectual way, have determined that beauty is all pervading and has no opposite. An even greater paradox of the universe is that the center is everywhere and the perimeter is nowhere."
MEDIA ECOLOGIST BOB DOBBS
Iona's friend Archivist Bob Dobbs talks McLuhan theory at Bergamot Station in Santa Monica
BY RAHNE PISTOR
Media analyst/cultural theorist Marshall McLuhan believed that artists need to integrate, analyze and utilize rapid changes in technology, in order to truly have a mass impact on people in the modern age.
Now, Bob Dobbs, McLuhan's archivist who chronologized and sorted McLuhan's art/media writings after his death, is scheduled to give a talk and discussion about McLuhan's theories on art and media, at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, February 9th, at Bergamot Books, 2525 Michigan Ave., Santa Monica. Admission is free.
Dobbs will focus on recent releases by Gingko Press of McLuhan's Understanding Media and Through the Vanishing Point. "McLuhan thought of a better way to deal with art in the relation to its commodification." says Dobbs.
"In Renaissance times, it was the scientist versus the humanist. The scientist would invent and the humanist or artist would write or create, dealing with the side effects of the invention." McLuhan felt that, for the most part, traditional art was no longer serving this purpose.
"McLuhan believed that electronic environments were molding people on a scale that was greater than any artwork, and that, therefore, artists should embrace the technologies of the future," says Dobbs.
McLuhan's oft-cited example of his theory in practice was James Joyce's Finnegans Wake, a book Dobbs says mirrors the media environment of radio, which was dominant in the 1930s. The book was finished in 1939.
McLuhan's theory on media was divided between old "analog media" (newspapers, radio, TV) and forms of digital media that were in early stages of development in the 1960s and 1970s, and now are common in the home computer age.
McLuhan, understanding information overload and short attention spans, would often express his philosophy in catch phrases and sound bite quotes. His catch phrase for old media was that the "medium is the message."
"By this, he meant that in mass media environments, people are molded not only by the content but by a sensory bias specific to the medium," says Dobbs. For digital media, he adopted a different adage, that the "user is the content."
"Once VCRs, and eventually computers, became readily available, it gave more control to the user," says Dobbs. "Now you can control the time that information is fed to you. "With PCs and workstations and the internet, people are able to interact and have more of a choice. The user can mold and manipulate the content."
"Generation X is still somewhat in the clutches of old media. Generation Y, the younger generation, however, laughs at the old mass media. That's why Jon Stewart (host of the Daily Show, a news spoof television program) is more powerful than Dan Rather," says Dobbs. "Now the flip side is that sometimes with digital media the user tends to think he's in control, when he's really being fed information in the same form of old media."
In November and December 1981, after McLuhan's death, Dobbs sifted through decades of McLuhan's letters, essays, manuscripts and notes, making chronological sense out of the materials. "I had known McLuhan for years," says Dobbs. "His family knew I knew him. "I knew the history of his work. So I was asked to organize McLuhan's 'garbage', so to speak, including all of the filing cabinets and boxes that were in his house."
The results of Dobbs' work now rest with the National Archives in Ottawa, as McLuhan was Canadian. McLuhan's heyday of popularity was in the 1960s, starting with the release of Understanding Media in 1964, and reaching its peak in the late 1960s.
"His ideas were kind of a youth culture fad at that point," says Dobbs. "He also went through a period in the 1970s where it was not cool to like him."Dobbs considers McLuhan's best proteges to be futurist authors Charles Reich, Alvin Toffler and John Naisbitt.
But Dobbs suggests that perhaps today's information age is not ripe for theorists like McLuhan to be viewed as leaders or idolized in popular culture. "These days there seems to be no need for gurus speaking for society," says Dobbs. "Society is so fragmented by digital media and full of micro-gurus, all reaching their small enclaves."
"The closest equivalent that I can think of to the sort of gurus with mass reach that there used to be would be Wired magazine, where the magazine itself has become the guru," says Dobbs.
SCIENCE-ART PHILOSOPHY IS NEGENTROPIC
Entropic science has death as its telos and does not reflect the nature of Reality in Creative Physics
"LIBERTY IS PRESRVED NOT BY CIVIC VIRTUE BUT BY THE DESIGN OF GOVERNMENT ITSELF WHICH, IN TURN, RESTS UPON THE PRINCIPLES (INHERENT IN NATURE AND EXPRESSED THROUGH ) PHYSICS AND GEOMETRY."
(One of the founding fathers of the Constitution
of the United States of America)
MODERN TECHNOLOGY IS BASED UPON PHYSICS AND GEOMETRICAL PRINCIPLES THAT ARE INCOMPATIBLE WITH LIFE SCIENCE
OUR PRESENT LINEAR GEOMETRY IS THE FLAWED FOUNDATION OF A DOOMED CIVILISATION
FRACTAL GEOMETRY ON THE OTHER HAND REPRESENTS THE EXPRESSION OF THE LIFE FORCE IN OUR WORLD.
THE SCIENCE-ART CENTRE PUBLISHED NEW FUNDAMENTAL PHYSICS PRINCIPLES FROM THE ANCIENT GREEK SCIENCE FOR ETHICAL ENDS TO BALANCE THE PHYSICS PRINCIPLES OF SIR ISAAC NEWTON'S MECHANICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE UNIVERSE.
NEWTON'S EXACT SAME BALANCING PHYSICS PRINCIPLES PUBLISHED FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 1989 BY THE JOURNAL NATURE.
NEWTON DERIVED THESE PRINCIPLES FROM TRANSLATIONS OF EPICUREAN ATOMIC PHILOSOPHY UNEARTHED AT HERCULANEUM.
MODERN PHYSICS SHOWN TO BE BASED UPON INCOMPLETE AND COMPLETELY FALSE ASSUMPTIONS BY IGNORING HUMAN EMOTION AND CREATIVITY
THERE IS AN URGENT NEED TO IDENTIFY THE KEY PHYSICS LAW THAT REGULATES UNIVERSAL CREATIVITY.
THE FURTHER WE DEVELOP OUR PRESENT, UNBALANCED SCIENCE, THE CLOSER WE GET TO EXTINCTION
THIS IS CAUSING A WAR TO BE WAGED AGAINST SCIENCE BY THE WESTERN ART BUREAUCRACIES.
BUCKMINSTER FULLER SUGGESTS A SOLUTION IN HIS BOOK "UTOPIA OR OBLIVION" NOW ADVOCATED BY THE SCIENCE-ART RESEARCH CENTRE OF AUSTRALIA INC.
IN PARTICULAR AN INTERNATIONAL SCIENCE-ART TOURING EXHIBITION TO OBTAIN A COMPUTER LOGIC MATRIX FOR THE HUMAN SURVIVAL BLUEPRINT.
SCIENCE-ART RESEARCH CENTRE OF AUSTRALIA, INC.
The Science - Art Research Centre of Australia Inc has been awarded the status of an Approved Research Institute by the Commonwealth Government of Australia, 1995.
The Centre has published new fundamental physics principles based on the ancient Greek Science for Ethical Ends to balance the fundamental physics principles of Sir Isaac Newton's mechanical description of the Universe. This balancing science is called CREATIVE PHYSICS.
To continue the developement of the Classical Epicurean Science for Ethical ends towards a Creative Physics for the survival and betterment of the human condition and universal life.
A To demonstrate that such new Creative Physics provides the rigorous
foundation for new science including the areas of :
1. Life Sciences
2. Optimum Ethical Economic Developement
3. Science<->Art synergy
4. Ethical Legal Science
5. Experimental Physics
6. Community Design
7. Futures Studies.
B To facilitate the opportunity for Australian participation in the management and growth of the emerging Creative Physics technology.
C To present the world with tangible evidence that Australian multi - cultural society is able to contribute to the developement of reliable scientific guidance for human survival and future world betterment, action learning and technology.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
M NY acad Scs M Sc M N
Artist - Author-Philosopher
Founder of the Science-Art Research Centre
MBS, Grad Dip HSM, FAIM, FAICD Dip
Artist - Author
M NY Acad Scs
Public Relations Manager
DIRECTOR OF SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH
Dr Trevor J Douglas
B Sc (Hons) Ph D, Dip I.A.N MCMA
Director Elura Nominees, Adelaide,
Dr Natessa Henville
B Sc (QLD) M.Chir (MACQ)
Director Wynnum Chiropractic Centre Qld
Dr Peter Yaxley
MB, B.S (QLD)
Director of Tweed Heads Medical Centre NSW
M NY Acad Scs
Director of Bonum Saw Mills, Barham, NSW
WORLD LITERATURE SURVEY
BA (Hons), Grad Dip Nutri
Researcher for the World Research Foundation USA
Dr Wolfgang Goerigk
Institute for Computer Sciences
University of Keil
Director of Scientific & Medical Network UK
Dr Ron Passfield
B Bus (Acct), MBA, Ph D, AIMM
Griffith University, QLD
Dr Paul Wildman
D Mgt, MA SWAAP, E Econ (Hons)
Southern Cross University, NSW
International Management Centres.
Dip T (Psych)
Johnathan Banks and Associates.
Science-Artist, Iona Miller, CHT
Grants Pass, Oregon, USA
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