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Vanessa Gageos — chaos - filter - entropy

Measuring Instruments — Winter 2013

“Nature is better calculated as it is describable.” Vilém Flusser

Calculating nature/the world, means measuring things and creating relations with the purpose of understanding attributes and principles.

chaos - filter - entropy is a reflection about the core of what measurement is: a reduction of an object or a phenomenon to one or more numbers/ measurement units. By focusing only on those numbers and actively cut the side-information,with the purpose of achieving knowledge, the main elements that make the measured thing be what it is, are also being actively changed.

Reproducing the measured thing, is resulting in a total modified scenario that has little in common with the original one and that creates by itself its own new form and system.

“Meaning, however, is no great matter.” Charles Stuart Calverley