patternsthatconnect

abstract art, a systems view

A million lines never precisely repeating

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Gregory Bateson faced his students with what he said was an aesthetic question: “what pattern connects the crab to the oyster and the orchid to the primrose and all the four of them to me, and me to you?”

Lines of symmetry, erupting into pattern, transforming into speed, colour and line,  a million lines never precisely repeating: the pattern which connects.

This wonderful audio-visual slideshow by Christopher Kinman, posted on The Rhizome Network, is an appreciation of Gregory Bateson entitled The Pattern Which Connects (click on slideshow to view it now).

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Written by Andy Parkinson

May 28, 2011 at 9:04 am

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  1. […] I am having fun with the recursiveness of it, this is serious stuff because it is connected to patterns of patterns – the pattern which […]


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