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2011 | 1(9) | 154-160
Article title

BLUE MORPH: REFLECTIONS ON PERFORMANCE OF SELF ORGANIZED CRITICALITY (Blue Morph: uwagi o dzialaniu samoorganizujacej sie zmiany krytycznej (self-organized criticality))

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Although we tend to imagine butterflies as silent, colorful creatures, they in fact generate intense inaudible noise while in process of change. The microscopic encasing becomes the interface of sound intensity and scattered light mimicking the simultaneous beauty and turmoil inherent to the metamorphosis of the butterfly that is an endangered species. We discover that change does not happen gradually as we might like it to be, but is a sudden, intense surge of energy that is destructive and creative simultaneously. The visualization of the surges of metamorphosis very much resembles the ups and downs of the current financial markets in crisis. This, in addition to the recent close succession of environmental disasters, wars, riots and social upheavals of our current global state points to a collective metamorphosis to a new paradigm. The Blue Morph enables a space where one can tune in to the personal and collective experience of change. The article explains the ideas behind the Blue Morph installation, created in the process of cooperation between an artist (Victoria Vesna) and a scientist (James Gimzewski).
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154-160
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ARTICLE
Contributors
  • Victoria Vesna, University of California, Los Angeles, Department of Design | Media Arts, 11 000 Kinross Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
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11PLAAAA101813
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