sábado, janeiro 05, 2008

de onde eu vim? onde estou? pra onde vou?

you are not here, you are still there and think you are here é o nome de uma exposição em cartaz em los angeles, com trabalhos de três artistas: christian cummings, michael decker e marie johnston. diz o release:

Among a disparate range of materials, methods, concepts, and concerns, the three emerging artists in this exhibition dream up a visually exuberant and formally embellished sense of being. Through individual practices which infuse humor with sincerity, and pleasure with invention, the artists here attempt to construct a space in which perception and recognition are undermined by the imagination.


na verdade eu gostei mais do título do que das obras apresentadas. dá pra ver algumas imagens aqui.

mas o que me chamou a atenção mesmo foi que minutos antes eu tinha visto esse artigo: The Physical World as a Virtual Reality, de brian whitworth. só li o abstract e fiquei com vontade de ler o resto depois, com calma:

This paper explores the idea that the universe is a virtual reality created by information processing, and relates this strange idea to the findings of modern physics about the physical world. The virtual reality concept is familiar to us from online worlds, but our world as a virtual reality is usually a subject for science fiction rather than science. Yet logically the world could be an information simulation running on a multi-dimensional space-time screen. Indeed, if the
essence of the universe is information, matter, charge, energy and movement could be aspects of information, and the many conservation laws could be a single law of information conservation. If the universe were a virtual reality, its creation at the big bang would no longer be paradoxical, as every virtual system must be booted up. It is suggested that whether the world is an objective reality or a virtual reality is a matter for science to resolve. Modern information science can suggest how core physical properties like space, time, light, matter and movement could derive from information processing. Such an approach could reconcile relativity and quantum theories, with the former being how information processing creates space-time, and the latter how it creates energy and matter.


parece viagem, tem jeito de charlatanismo, mas o cara tem uma ficha boa na massey university, da nova zelândia. tá certo que isso não é garantia de nada, eu sei. só que eu fui com a cara dele e com os campos de pesquisa que ele trabalha. maiores informações aqui.