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Drawing on the Heels of Quantum Zeno

28 March 2022

3 mins

Edwin VanGorder

In art the apple and orange co-define: one sees the other in their “space” in which such space is defined by that relation which can be broadly compared to the idea of ratio which might be advanced as with Ethan Siegal in the article on Zeno’s paradox as itself a matter of an embedding between time and distance… in terms of time/space where objects move in a straight vector but meet a curved space that space has as conditional to Newtons definition of objects at rest unless moved or moving unless stopped which raises a question about “space itself” ie is it at rest or in motion or is it a matter of perception as in the “quantum Zeno” concept the article introduces.
Be that as it may an interesting tension emerges in the kinetic diagram given in the Zeno article in which the time clock diagram bounces between limits from which it must rebound while the motion up and over a slope meets that change of traction… thus the material, or spectrum of interference introduces gravity as the energy which borrowed and returned even in the symbolic representation where ones vision provides a kind of “material witness”… comparing this with the diagram of a harmonic progression one is left to consider the actual turn in space of spirals and this is the idea Duchamp made very present to the thought of Roger Penrose as the mapping to perception of recession and progression give an n dimensional plane of approach. (one might think of the runners space as divided between the Roman concept of events as “forced” and the Greek sense of “coming upon”- a kind of visitation version of phenomenon…
The “taxonomy” of this idea of rate is for some the solution to Zeno’s paradox on the level of physics but the problem Zeno posed was about the apriori human critique of parsing by segments which can be returned as a critique of mind creating a scale to measure ratio, the attempt to create the scale for determining the ratio meets the same riddle. The Quantum Zeno idea in which an equilibrium is arbitrary and dependent on observation as limiting in which this limit itself touches on infinite possibilities to extricate potential out of possibilities becomes the common thread: in some way the center is codefined to the edge at the same time which makes things happen or be their happenstance and handles their “friction”.



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