#67

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Part of the retrospective programmes at the most recent Rotterdam Film festival was the premiere of a new piece, #67. This work was commissioned by […]

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handbag with key hiding in plain sight in 'Dial M for Murder' by Alfred Hitchcock.

An unexpected encounter with an old question on pages 21-22 of Michael Polanyi, “The Tacit Dimension”, University of Chicago Press, 2009: “It is a commonplace […]

ursae minoris

still from the visuals of 'Ursae Minoris'.

Recently I have been working intensively to finish a new project called ‘Ursae Minoris’, in collaboration with composer Claudio F. Baroni and double bass player […]

roads not taken

the first operational "numeric control" milling machine at MIT in 1951.

    Some time ago I referred to one of David Noble’s books, since it led me on to the writings of Lynn White, but […]

fine distinction

cover of the 1967 edition.

Since I wrote my somewhat longish post on analog computing, many things have happened. For instance, I have become the proud owner of an EAI […]

scanning electrometer

a scan with the scanner upside down.

At the moment I am working to improve a rather elementary sensor for electrostatic fields, in an attempt to use it to make images. Since […]

Bachelard on measuring

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Reading the second chapter of Hans-Jörg Rheinberger‘s ‘Epistemologie des Konkreten’ triggered me to start reading Gaston Bachelards writings on the philosophy of science and epistemology. […]