thanks for posting re the fascinating transcendental
cybernetiics aspect of complex systems including
multisensory perceptions. Hoping to hear more from you.
On sensory perceptions, I found the experiments conducted at the
Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics and published under the title:
The Process of Perception: A Sensory Puzzle, absorbing.
Abstract: Our brain combines different sources of sensory information
in the process of perception. There is the possibility that the
individual sensory components from which the perception was
originally composed may, in certain circumstances, become
lost. Scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Biological
Cybernetics in Tübingen, from the University of California in
Berkeley, the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia and
from New York University have discovered that this loss occurs
when differing visual signals are combined. In contrast, in-
formation arising from different senses, such as from touch and
sight, can be separated again into its separate components
(SCIENCE, November 22, 2002)
> Hello My Name is Jol Thomson,
>I wanted to introduce myself and my art practice in the field of
>transcendental cybernetics, investigating the conditions for the possibility
>of complex systems. Essentially this means the structural examination of
>the feedback cycle as an imminent and eminent relationship. This is a
>research and process oriented practice where the spatial, sonic and visual
>representations reflect upon the concentric multiplicities of the seemingly
>universal element of the feedback loop in nature, time, space, perception
> In terms of multi sensory perception and synaesthesia the matching of the
>spatial and sensual autopoietic systems leads to interesting relationships
>and interactions creating phenomenological and neurophysiological responses
>that may be of interest to both scientists and artists alike. I experiment
>with complex analog environments, revealing all of the elements of the
>system. In this way there is nothing left out or hidden from a participator,
>and yet it remains captivating and mysterious.
>My practice is experimental, intuitive and playful yet yields results in a
>specific and concrete way. From a formalist approach, references to
>abstract expressionism and geometric abstraction are evident, continuing and
>opening up discussions not yet exhausted. Considering feedback from a
>structuralist perspective reflection, refraction, and recording are
>considered as polyvalent and are explored in their multiplicities, opening
>or continuing transdisciplinary discussions in many of the science, arts and
>Currently a resident at the Banff New Media Institute located in Alberta,
>Canada, I am investigating the potentials of immersive stereoscopic feedback
>environments and so far there appears to be some intriguing results. The
>area of most significance for currently is concentric and parallactic space,
>where again the term space has many connotations. I feel that presenting
>space in and on itself transmits or initiates a deeper understanding or
>awareness of the nesting occurring in all complex systems.
>I look forward to the lively and intriguing posts.
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