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Is the Universe a Hologram?Scientists Answer the Most Provocative Questions$
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Adolfo Plasencia

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780262036016

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: January 2018

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262036016.001.0001

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Geometry of a Multidimensional Universe: Weightless Art and the Painting of the Void

Geometry of a Multidimensional Universe: Weightless Art and the Painting of the Void

Chapter:
(p.375) 33 Geometry of a Multidimensional Universe: Weightless Art and the Painting of the Void
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Is the Universe a Hologram?
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José María Yturralde

Adolfo Plasencia

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The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262036016.003.0033

In this dialogue, which is also the epilogue of the book, the artist José María Yturralde, holds a conversation with the author in eight parts: In 1. He reflects on MIT, Art and Science; 2. He considers geometry and its absence; 3. He makes a moving reflection on the metaphysics of art and Mark Rothko; 4. He argues the veracity of the equation "Beauty ≠ truth" and whether the great poet Keats’ idea can be denied; 5. Yturralde expounds his arguments about the “Order versus chaos" dichotomy; 6. He answers the question of whether a painting can change the past, or contains regret; 7. The artist outlines his philosophy on the "void" (voidness), the “nothing” (nothingness), and “emptiness”, which are central concepts in all his works; and lastly, in 8, Yturralde reflects on science, art and scientific reductionism, and argues why art and science need each other.

Keywords:   Ineffable nature of art, Abstraction, Sky art, Platonic solids, Ethereal flying structures, Emptiness, Beauty ≠ truth, Entropy, Change the past, Void

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