This is indeed a good topic , i would suggest three points
first to consider the greek term poiesis, in the sense of doing, (agire) any form of action is a form of poetry
then if we consider the living world from bacteria to the global mess of ecosystems, corporations and people hiding from the storm one can postulate a distributed poetic agency, that is at many levels different organic processes are poetic, in cell metabolism, endocrine songs and immune responses, in flowers, birds and plankton blooms soaking loud humpback whales, in factory floor, academia and shouk.
And third, a very beautiful reference is Reviel Netz (2009) Ludic Proof, Greek Mathematics and the Alexandrian Aesthetic CUP, very well written and infromative the book argues for the functional, material and abstract continuity of creative efforts , how working out and exchanging mahematical problems and ways to solve them was /is part of the general conversation on producing beauty, which in my view includes the two points above.
--- On Tue, 11/30/10, roger malina <email@example.com> wrote:
> From: roger malina <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Subject: [Yasmin_discussions] Science, Technology, Art, POETRY
> To: "YASMIN DISCUSSIONS" <Yasmin_discussions@estia.media.uoa.gr>
> Date: Tuesday, November 30, 2010, 5:01 PM
> From: sharada srinivasan <email@example.com>
> Nice to hear of this new Yasmin effort re poetry;
> and nice to hear that you write poetry!
> new YASMIN discussion beginning Dec 1 2010 :
> Science, Technology, POETRY
> At this INSAP conference there was Jocelyn Bell who had a
> selection of astronomy related poems that she got some of
> us to read
> out so that was fun, (and I got by chance a particularly
> long poem on
> Herschel...)also remember being in touch with a poet in
> london William
> Radice at SOAS who was working on a poetry effort with
> Marcus Du Sautoy. In India, actually some of the poetry of
> poets like
> Keki Daruwala and Jayanta Mahapatra (who also first was a
> major) do have echoes of these, I will try to mention to
> them.. anyway
> its a fun topic, perhaps one ought to do somethign on this
> end too
> with that!
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