Friday, February 23, 2007

and thus begins the drifting...

vortexman

an illustration from an article on telemetry in a 1950 issue of electronics world. i should probably just let you revel in the image without adding any text; but i can't help but add just one tiny bit from the article. the following should certainly enhance the mind moving in various directions of expansion that the image suggests.

one of the simplest methods of measuring any quantity is to convert it to code, where the quantity is transmitted as a function of time. for example, to indicate 10 pounds per square inch of pressure, a switch may be closed for 10 seconds.

time, functioning as a language... for me, this is like a foot pushing a boat away from a dock, and into a large open lake of possibilities...

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3 Comments:

Blogger ZubZub said...

beautiful, thanks.

12:24 AM  
Blogger the art of memory said...

what a great image, looks like an Odilon Redon image done by Eames. is there any mysticism involved?

2:54 PM  
Blogger sroden said...

indeed you are both welcome... i love the image and the bit of text just killed me... i don't know what could be more mystical than using time as a measuring tool! it's all about belief...

4:33 PM  

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