Crows: Processing Animation
Using the Processing.org code line (code mediated gestural line) moved the images further away from the quality of verisimilitude often desired in a drawing. Verisimilitude is the degree to which an image looks like an object in the sense of the accuracy of the visual representation.
In terms of animation I was looking at how during the process of animation our brains move the images back into the impression of visual accuracy – the bird is flying. In seeing the multiple frames I see hints of Plato’s shadows, searching for the perfect artefact of a crow among the many representations of the crow.
Computer Mediated Gestural Line – Crow Line.
While hoping that in the process of repetition aspects of the “Ideal” crow are revealed; a Chinese whisper of distorting shadows going elsewhere needs to be borne in mind.
Computer Mediated Gestural Line – Etch Line.
Taken from Wikipaedia:
According to Socrates, physical objects and physical events are “shadows” of their ideal or perfect forms, and exist only to the extent that they instantiate the perfect versions of themselves. Just as shadows are temporary, inconsequential epiphenomena produced by physical objects, physical objects are themselves fleeting phenomena caused by more substantial causes, the ideals of which they are mere instances. For example, Socrates thinks that perfect justice exists (although it is not clear where) and his own trial would be a cheap copy of it.
The allegory of the cave (often said by scholars to represent Plato’s own epistemology and metaphysics) is intimately connected to his political ideology (often said to also be Plato’s own), that only people who have climbed out of the cave and cast their eyes on a vision of goodness are fit to rule. Socrates claims that the enlightened men of society must be forced from their divine contemplations and be compelled to run the city according to their lofty insights. Thus is born the idea of the “philosopher-king”, the wise person who accepts the power thrust upon him by the people who are wise enough to choose a good master. This is the main thesis of Socrates in the Republic, that the most wisdom the masses can muster is the wise choice of a ruler.
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