10. FOR THE SAKE OF
…an instance of art and technology as opposed to the idea of
art or technology
This isn’t about art as an object of consumption, or tech as a device.
• Lightning bolts
• Cheated on Hera constantly
• King of gods
• Father of many
• Not exactly a charmer
• But hey, lightning bolts, yo
• Goddess of memory
• Zeus’s aunt (keeping it in the
• She invented languages and
• Yeah, she came up with
documentation. She also came up
13. MEET THE BFFS
Clio, Thalia, Erato, Euterpe, Poly
hymnia, Calliope, Terpsichore, Ur
ania and Melpomene ,the
daughters of Zeus and
Mnemosyne and their
• Daughters of Zeus and
14. MEET APOLLO
• God of sun and light, logic and
reason, truth and poetry
• Teacher of the muses
• Slept with ALL THE THINGS
• You want enlightenment? Call
15. SO EVERYONE KNOWS
You can’t make art without technology. Some poor fool had to mix
cobalt pigment with egg yolk to make paint. Technology is the tool.
You can’t express science or tech without art. If you can’t even
drum it up in your head as a picture or a word, you are with the
worms. Art is the voice.
Without a tool for speaking there is no voice, and without a voice
for expressing, there is no ability to make tools.
But this is the most basic stuff…
16. S O W H AT I S N ’ T BA S I C A B O U T
A RT A N D T E C H ?
But we all have those...
21. LEONARDO DA VINCI
Painter, sculpture… yeah we
Cartographer, botanist, mathe
matician, scientist, inventor, musici
an, writer, geologist, engineer..
This list goes on. No wonder there
is such mystique.
25. T H E G O D FAT H E R O F P E R S P E C T I V E
A N D P RO P O R T I O N
Before da Vinci, the
world was flat in
26. SO WHY IS HE STILL SO
Almost none of his inventions were explored in his time
Many don’t work now
The ones that do have been “discovered” by others
He is remembered for his paintings, of which there are only 15
Big secret: da Vinci was a slacker
28. OK, BUT WHY IS IT
Knowledge economies require both. Compare a vibrant work
culture to a restrictive one
Healthy society requires healthy culture as well as healthy economy
Imagine if every game was Pong. Games narratives haven’t
changed much. Game design has.
Descartes, Ben Franklin, Goethe, da Vinci, Galileo, Roger
Bacon, Pythagoras, Imhotep, Aristotle, Hypatia, Pascal, Newton, Schr
odinger, Assimov, Eco and Steve Jobs are all polymaths. They all had
depth of knowledge in arts, and sciences or maths.
If you think, the world of metaphor is the world of art. What of
Schrodinger’s unfortunate (maybe) cat?
31. IT’S ABOUT POSSIBILITY
. “Play is the highest form of research.” ~ Einstein
“Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is
limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination
embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and
understand.” – Einstein
“In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity” - Einstein
32. RELOCATION AND TRANSFORMATION OF
M E M O RY
The piece is dynamic: the viewer gazing into it can transcend
time and space with an illusion that borders on holographic
when the viewer engages with it through moving themselves
around the piece. The top portion of the piece reflects a
distorted modern-reflecting-on-future whilst the foundation
of the sculpture gives you a clear gaze into the past. You can
be in a reconstructed space with the current, modern
concrete around you and witness the new blur to
meaningless and have a firm grasp of what the space used
to be in one simple interaction. You are inserted into
something that feels like the blurry future, the constructed
and treeful present and a very tangible, yet
ghostly, holographic, far-away and still beautiful feeling past.