Thursday, December 31, 2009


The following are images derived from the Mandelbrot set. The Mandelbrot set is a complex plane showing the boundaries of this mathematical function:

z = z * z + c

It is named after Benoit Mandelbrot who first mapped it. Melinda Green discovered an alternate method of drawing the Mandelbrot set, where instead of selecting initial points on the real-complex plane one for each pixel, initial points are selected randomly from the image region. Then, each initial point is iterated using the standard Mandelbrot function in order to test whether it escapes or not. Only those that do exit are then re-iterated. The areas that remain are called "strange attractors", the hidden islands of stability that emerge from a chaotic system, but are not simply random, they appear to reveal a deeper pattern and structure. The resulting image from such a function was called a "Buddhabrot", first named by Lori Gardi.

I find it hard to classify such a discovery as a mere coincidence! It must be true that simple formulas when reiterated infinitely over a seemingly infinite space (i.e. the universe) can only result in the current configuration we are experiencing today. How else could it be that an image from such a simple function result in an image that so much resembles the form that has emerged from millions of years of evolution of life on Earth, not to mention billions of years of cosmic evolution before that? The form I am speaking of, of course, is that of the human form.

Such natural functions of course do not always result in human forms. Variations on these functions result in other images of pure beauty that we experience just as much in the depths of outer space as we do on our own planet.

"At any given moment, life is completely senseless. But viewed over a period, it seems to reveal itself as an organism existing in time, having a purpose, trending in a certain direction." -Aldous Huxley

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Jeff Mills on Music Production

"Dance music producers have a strange habit of mimicking other producers. When this happens, large bodies of available tracks lean to a particular style - leaving certain areas of creativity unexplored and ignored. To be able to discovers these voids, I think one has to have a wide perspective on what other artists are doing and more importantly, why they're doing it."

"Making music is an ongoing learning process. The more music one makes, the more chances there are to discover, so it doesn't compromise the artist's project at all. It’s the opposite."

"I think if DJs and producers begin to put more of themselves (not their machines/software) into their productions, try not to mimic and copy other people, adapt a mindset that any and everything is possible, we might have a chance of raising the level of the genre where new discoveries come more frequently than they have in the past decade."

"Producers could consider making music without the objective of releasing vinyl, CDs, sounds files -- maybe they could make music for the sole reason of learning on how to make it differently. If this truly catches on, I do believe we would begin to hear extraordinary work."

-Jeff Mills

Friday, December 18, 2009


The Known Universe by The American Museum of Natural History

Watch this, I suggest in HD.

Friday, December 11, 2009

The Network

Over the last six months or so I've taken a keen interest in the following subjects, in particular, their connectivity.

-Quantum Physics
-String Theory
-Loop Quantum Gravity
-Techno Music
-Pineal Gland
-Vibrations and Waves
-Brain Waves
-The Spirit / Soul
-Gift Exchange
-Mind At Large
-Lucid Dreams
-Out of Body Experiences
-Deja Vu
-Zen Buddhism
-Dark Matter
-Dark Energy
-The Universe
-Black Holes
-Chaos Theory
-Mandelbrot Set
-Collective Unconscious
-Ego Death / Suspension
-Organic Pattern (Li)

This whole time I have never really felt the need to write on any of these topics. I still don't, but I feel soon I will.