Τετάρτη, 30 Δεκεμβρίου 2009

The science of art

The other day i was watching a video in youtube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-CwICXwLBmo&feature=SeriesPlayList&p=81D26D4A47388279 )and i was pretty amazed.I know that music taste is something subjective, but i think that only the trully beautiful music is the one that stays forever.And this is objective.Only objectively beautiful music lasts.
But the question is what makes a music objectically beautiful?Watching this video , anyone can agree that this piece of art is beautiful.And visiting Acropolis in Athens anyone also can agree that these buildings are beautiful.Some say that the latter are beautiful, because (as with other monuments), they were built based on some certain proportions, which are the number symbolized as π and φ.The value of the first one is 1,618 and the value of the second one is 3,14.If somebody puts all the measures of the pyramids or acropolis in a computer, and compare its proportions, he can always find these numbers appearing.
So , one can say that the creation of these monuments were either built based on the knowledge that these number give perfect results, either these numbers are the natural results of perfectness and absolute beauty.Did their creators made art scientifically or they were just making perfect art?
The answer in this question is that whatever happened, it didnt matter, and its not important for us to know, because they are the different side of the same object.Perfect art can be scientifically explained, but can science create perfect art?in other words, were Ictinos and Kallicrates mathematicians or artists?
The same thing can someone wonder about music.I dont know if anyone has tried to analyze these shapes that we see in the video, and check if the numbers of proportions of the shapes were found to be the same as in the pyramids or the parthenon, but i know that if there was perfect music, from thousand years b.c. that everyone agreed about its perfectness, probably if it was analyzed in a way, it would give us the numbers π and φ.
I wonder if someone can do the opposite thing.To make music from these bar graphs!(i dont know if someone has ever had this idea before, and i mean making music from numbers, but i think that if this is doable, i think that these bar graphs are the key to do it.They are simple, and they reflect with the most simple and objective way what we hear and when we hear it.It is music in a shape!

Τρίτη, 21 Ιουλίου 2009

what is life?all depends on the observer!!!(continue from previous post)

In this point, someone would ask:Why are the forms of life the way they are today?In other words, what gave them their shape, and their characteristics?How can simple reactions lead to the complicated forms we see today?The answer is that the forms we see today are the result of what had happened, so we(the results), see ourselves as the most capable to survive, which is true, because thats what happened.One way or another, the results(the final reactions) survived a procedure, and so, for their own eyes, they are the most capable to survive.Evert single characteristic has its meaning.This is true not only for characteristics of the body, but also for properties such as calculations, moving, spatial ability, travelling, etc.The fact that we went to the moon, has a meaning only because we are human, but we achieved so accurate calculations and went there as a result of our surviving ability.

Πέμπτη, 18 Ιουνίου 2009

the seeds of beauty and its components

Logically speaking, when somebody is going to the gym, in order to achieve the maximum aesthetic result he tries to workout muscles of both sides(left and right) equally, in order to achieve the maximum symmetry possible!!That is very difficult because people are either left handed or right handed, and normally one side is more trained than the other.this leads to small body asymmetries , because the more trained side is slightly more massive than the other side!!
The same thing happens with the face.What makes a face is bones, skin and muscles.And we know that the more the one side is identical to the other side, the more attractive is the face considered.That is symmetry.What does that mean?How can an individual intervene and enhanse its beauty?Of course science till now cannot change bones, and create perfectly symmetrical skulls.And that is very crucial, because the shape of the bone determines symmetry and beauty in a big proportion.Noone can just make an ugly woman beautiful just by transplanting Claudia Schiffers skin, because the underlying bone will help the ugliness to stay there.
One other parameter of a faces attractiveness are the underlying muscles.No one has absolutely symmetrical muscles, because muscles from the dominant side are more used, and that leads to small asymmetries in left side and right side muscle fibers.I really wonder if someone can intervene in that with some techniques,and which are these, and create equal sided muscles.I also wonder if the creation of identical sized muscles on both sizes can enhance, even slightly, the beauty of a face.I think that studies must be made in that direction

a small trick to improve the rank of a country in football

When i was a young boy(like 7 or 8 years old), in my imagination i created an imaginary soccer league in USA, that was the best in the world.The best players in the world were playing there, and the level was so much higher than that of the rest of the world, that no player from the rest of the leagues could play there, no matter how good he was in the country he was playing, even if that country was Italy or Spain.It was something like NBA, but in soccer!!One of the biggest problem for the rest of the players to play there, was the fact that the courts were bigger,and just like in nba, the dimension of the courts were bigger.What happens in NBA? you shoot for the 3 point shot, almost 1 meter farther than the rest of the countries!Also the total length of the court is bigger.In my opinion, this is one of the most crucial factors that leaded to the superiority of NBA , compared to other leagues.The players were trying to adjust in more difficult courts, and so they became stronger, faster, and improved their technical skills better than their colleaques.The players of NBA became so much better than their collaques from all over the world, that gave NBA a great prestige.
Lets see now what happens in soccer.Currently soccer in USA is becoming more and more popular, and the level is raising.But still, its so far away from to be considered the best in the world.What can be done so the level of the league to be raised?One option is to spend a lot of money and tranfer famous players from all over the world to play in USA.Of course this will raise the level but you need a good level of native players too.According to my opinion, a good way is to raise a little bit the dimensions of the court(longer, wider, penalty spot farther, etc, just like basketball).When players of this league go to play in other courts(smaller) in other countries, it will be like playing in the playground.Of course the other teams will be more adjusted to these courts , but the superior players will be those that usually play in bigger courts.
One can say that by enlarging the courts, what we see will be more boring!But i wonder how boring are the games in barcelonas stadium or maracana, that are considered among the biggest stadiums in the world.Besides, players will adjust to such courts, and diminish their difficulties.Also , i think that the quality of the leaque is made of the quality of the players, and having the best players, makes the best league that everybody wants to watch.
Of course this can be a fact for every country.But i used USA because 1)of my childhood imagination, and2)because soccer in USA is a new stuff and its under construction, and its easier to make these changes.This can also be considered for some asian countries that want to build strong leagues and improve their level.