Category: umwelt

Bachelard on measuring

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…

virtuousness of technology

Recently I’ve been reading Langdon Winner’s wise “The Whale and the Reactor” and David Noble’s great “The Religion of Technology“, books that I…

machines and looms of nature

great quote from the preface of the ‘Micrographia’ by Robert Hooke (1665): “For the Members of the Assembly having before their eys so…

the analog art

analog computing Analog computers have intrigued me ever since I saw one for the first time and had no clue how to operate…

sea mirror of circle measurements

Borgesian poetry found on page 290 of George Gheverghese Joseph’s book “The Crest of the Peacock, The Non-European Roots of Mathematics”, in the…

xy recording

  As an unexpected side-track of my current interest in analog computing, I found myself today making analog ‘programs’ to be drawn on…

air colours

The most interesting books I have invariably come from messy bookstores, where known topics have random and unlikely neighbours, for no reason other…
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