The complete stillness of the brain is an extraordinary thing.
The complete stillness of the brain is an
extraordinary thing; it is highly sensitive, vigorous, fully alive,
aware of every outward movement but utterly still. It is still as it is
completely open, without any hindrance, without any secret wants and
pursuits; it is still as there is no conflict which is essentially a
state of contradiction. It is utterly still in emptiness; this emptiness
is not a state of vacuum, a blankness; it is energy without a centre,
without a border. Walking down the crowded street, smelly and sordid,
with the buses roaring by, the brain was aware of the things about it
and the body was walking along, sensitive, alive to the smells, to the
dirt, to the sweating labourers but there was no centre from which
watching, directing, censoring took place. During the whole of that mile
and back the brain was without a movement, as thought and feeling; the
body was getting tired, unaccustomed to the frightful heat and humidity
though the sun had set some time ago. It was a strange phenomenon though
it had happened several times before. One can never get used to any of
these things for it is not a thing of habit and desire. It is always
surprising, after it is over.
- Jiddu Krishnaurti - Krishnamurti s Notebook Part 6
“I want to stir the perception that most of us have of a ‘ginger’ as a white Caucasian individual, potentially of Celtic descent.
As we struggle with issues of immigration, discrimination and racial prejudice, Mother Nature, meanwhile, follows its own course, embracing society’s plurality and, in the process, shaking up our perceptions about origins, ethnicity and identity.
"I am perplexed that despite being all intrinsically the same from a biological point of view (after all, we all have two legs, two arms, one head), we allow small variations in skin colour, shape, gender etc. to dictate how some individuals should be perceived and treated. Our primal fear of the unknown still yields some snappy and completely irrational behaviours.”
All animals are somebody—someone with a life of their own. Behind those eyes is a story, the story of their life in their world as they experience it. In our culture, we have been encouraged to think of animals as things, as commodities. The great challenge lies in having a change of perception. The realization that they have a life of their own, independent of their utility to me or to anyone else: this is what I am trying to get at when I speak of them as being “subjects of a life.” In this sense, they are exactly like us, equal to us. — Tom Regan
Installation by Theoriz is a doorway that leads to virtual perceptions, utilizating head tracking to provide convincing perspective to participating observer:
“If the doors of perception were cleansed, everything would appear to man as it is, infinite.” - William Blake
Doors is an ongoing research work from our R&D department.
Between reality and virtuality, we are playing with the feeling of
perception and infinite space. In this setup we had a real time
anamorphic custom software computing the perspective of the nearest
person. Through a 4 channel immersive and 3D spatialized sound, people
could experience and discover virtual audioreactive landscapes by simply
moving in space.
As part of a social experiment to
explore bias, 6 photographers took
portraits of the same actor, who gave
them each a different backstory
about himself. The results showed
how ‘a photograph is shaped more by
the person behind the camera than by
what is in front of it.'
i love ships where the stoic person doesn’t change all that much when they fall in love. they’re still rather cold, they don’t think holding hands is necessary or efficient, things like that. i feel like there’s a lot of pressure for couples to seem super lovey and shit, but that fails to take into account people who just don’t show their affection that way. love isn’t defined by how obnoxious a couple is in public.
When you’re holding a gun, you see
other guns - even if they aren’t there,
and especially if you’re a gun owner.
A study showed video gamers and gun
owners were more likely to perceive
shoes and other objects as guns while
holding a real gun themselves. Gun
owners however, saw more imaginary
guns whether the gun they were
holding was real or not. SourceSource 2
I don’t take anything personally. I am a secondary character in other people’s stories. I know that whatever people say about me is just a projection of their image of me. It has nothing to do with me.
“Constantly regard the universe as one living being, having one substance and one soul; and observe how all things have reference to one perception, the perception of this one living being; and how all things act with one movement; and how all things are the cooperating causes of all things which exist; observe too the continuous spinning of the thread and the contexture of the web.”