Tuesday, July 17, 2012

symmetry & stupidity & the relation of language to the world

so i ran into symmetry photos
over in the photo blog

not sure what it is
that causes their startling effect
and lets the same landscape
look so transformed
maybe our perception of it?

also, i looked for the original image
and couldn't find it anymore

apart from symmetry: stupidity.
this is one of the most interesting articles
i came across in a while
it's about the brainbreaking difficutly
to teach computers to think,
to get a grasp of human language
and from there, leads to the complexitiy
of human life

here's a quote:
"Computers can't figure out the complex, ornate
illogical rules of the translation from language to logic.
And this reveals the larger problem:
what ist the relation of language
to the world?"

and here's the link:

this also made me think
of the current language/place issue:

1 comment:

Rachel Fenton said...

I'm liking the idea of translation as a reflection of a language.