Sunday, August 27, 2006
Friday, July 21, 2006
Sunday, June 11, 2006
I dreamed of a well crafted wooden platform, for sitting, where every time I sat on the wooden platform, I would be caused to remember my previous sittings, and to bring to life the statues of myself from on the wooden platforms of the past. I could not be alone with myself on the wooden platform, because I would be with my previous selves who are now not with me.
What are holographic basis functions? we've seen holograms. They can be stored in crystals, and when you smash them into bits, the original hologram will be perfectly preserved in each crystal shard. Basis functions are less obvious. They are the elements of a configuration. For example, any waveform can be decomposed and perfectly described by a set of other waveforms, referred to as basis functions. Consider holographic basis functions. What could they possibly be, and why would anyone care. For one, you get holographic basis functions whenever a configuration can be perfectly described by smaller versions of itself. Holographic basis functions have a treelike structure. A tree, in some imperfect sense, is composed of smaller versions of itself. Hmmm, maybe trees are less holographic, and are perhaps more polygraphic, composed of idiosyncratic smaller trees that are not scaled downs replicas. It is interesting to wonder whether the thin veneer of reality is also composed of polygraphic basis functions, which could be thought of as selected parts of our experiences from the past; the polygraphic set of unique memories. How much of the past can we see when we stare into the present.
Thursday, June 08, 2006
Thursday, June 01, 2006
Just moved. Quaint house, lots of space, a big deck, and a little garden. Just enough room for me to dump the leftover hunk of my first piano. Most of my first piano was burned on the longest day of last year. Now, the remains are buried in my garden to make music with the worms. I've been video taping all of my plants every morning, and in a month or so, should have enough footage to fast forward the plant growth.