Comments on a cultural reality between past and future.

This blog describes Metatime in the Posthuman experience, drawn from Sir Isaac Newton's secret work on the future end of times, a tract in which he described Histories of Things to Come. His hidden papers on the occult were auctioned to two private buyers in 1936 at Sotheby's, but were not available for public research until the 1990s.

Showing posts with label M. C. Escher. Show all posts
Showing posts with label M. C. Escher. Show all posts

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Summer Interludes

Points of Departure II: Nijinsky Variations (1996) © Peter Milton.

The blog is going on a summer interlude while I polish off some work on other projects.  I will post weekly pieces between now and summer's end - more if events merit it.  Regular posting will resume in late August.  For today: check out these remarkable, time-tossed, surreal images by Peter Milton.  All images are © Peter Milton and found on his Website; you can see an animation of how he changes the same scene in different prints here (Hat tip: Woods Lot). There's a bit of Edward Gorey in these art pieces, as well as some neo-Realist-Impressionist touches, neo-Art Nouveau, Steampunk, Escher, and some Piranesi.  But the overlapping, ethereal, mental-physical realities, along with the neo-fin-de-siècle temporal themes, are pure turn of the Millennium.

In Search of Lost Time (Second State: Visions and Revisions [No. 123]) (2006) © Peter Milton.
Sight Lines III: Eclipse (2011) © Peter Milton.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Early Days of the Web 1: A Site that Broke the Mould

Mobius Strip II, 1963. M. C. Escher.

If you want to get a taste of the ideas floating around during the heady days when the Internet was new, visit the defunct site, The Strip, named after a Möbius strip.  This site, created by graduates in Religious Studies at the University of Colorado at Boulder from 1996 to 1999, has been left as a testament to what people thought the Web would do for us.