About the Book
The Dialogue Of Clockmasters is an ART BOOK, STORYBOARD, mythical journal, organized collection of complementary pairs and mystical 'Synchronicitant.' It is also the theme of an upcoming rock opera, art exhibit and novel. (DOC) is a story about human beings struggling with the deep mysteries of self~other, freedom~constraint, mortality~immortality and morality~immorality. Follow Story and his Clockmaster Spy mission to locate, contact and confront a mysterious ageless hermit. The Story's Quest for Noh is the first key to solving the Paradox of the Empty Sun and Riddle of Emptyhands. As if this mission wasn't difficult enough, to successfully complete it, The Story requires help from a most unlikely source...You the reader! Open to a Panel randomly or throw a 6-sided die and see where The DOC takes you, and where you take The DOC! Enter the World of Clockmasters, a world out of time. Help The Story on The Quest for Noh. Don't hurry though, there's no time to waste!
Features & Details
- Category Science Fiction & Fantasy
Standard Landscape, 10×8 in, 25×20 cm
- Publish Date Jul 14, 2008
- Tags The DOC Show, The Doc, David A. Engstrom, David A, . Engstrøm, J. A. Scott Kelso, The Human Brain and Behavior Laboratory, The Center for Complex Systems and Brain Sciences, Coordination Dynamics, nonlinear dynamics, Dynamic Patterns, order parameter, control parameter, coordination variable, phase space, symmetry breaking, functional information, Richard Copella, meaningful information, life itself, reciprocal causality, the physics of light, The Copenhagen Solution, Niels Bohr, generalized complementarity principle, The Complementary Nature, complementary aspects, complementary pairs, Carl Jung, collective unconscious, The Dark Tower, The Glass Bead Game, the mind/body debate, Jitterbug Perfume, strange loops, Alice in Wonderland, The Matrix, Stranger in a Strange Land, I Ching, throwing coins, The Illuminati, searching for the venerable hermit, levels of consciousness, altered states, Carlos Castenada, Don Juan, The Time Machine, H.G. Wells, Frank Herbert, Peter Gabriel, The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway, Kit Williams, time machine, art books, Dark matter, the lathe of heaven, Optical illusion, art movements, art and science, ancient truth, hidden meanings, The Holy Grail, artificial intelligence, Tom Holroyd, Arnold Mandell, DOC, Synergetics, whole~part, time~space, energy~matter, individual~collective, self-organization, Masquerade, multistability, metastability, squiggle, digilog, digital~analog, shaman, self~other, sentience, yin~yang, complementarity, wave~particle, consciousness, synchronicity, metaphysics, archetypes, tarot, immortality, Zen, koan, enlightenment, wisdom, Tao, Dalí, alchemy, yoga, Yogananda, Seer, Hiranyaloka, Dune, science, storyboards, vivid, psychodelic, ambiguity, psychopharmacology, astrophysics, cosmology, Magritte, patanjali, Bodhidharma, Ch'an, meditation, wonder, Nostradamus, prophecy, arcane, secret, A.I., robots, neurobots, neoorganisms, memory, learning
I hold a PhD from UCHSC in neuropharmacology. Since 1991 I have worked with the eminent scientist Prof. J. A. Scott Kelso to develop conceptual links between coordination dynamics and complementary pairs. We co-wrote "The Complementary Nature" on this subject (MIT Press, 2006). This book grounds the philosophy of complementary pairs in the science of coordination dynamics, and introduces the squiggle (~) as a useful symbol~dynamic of complementary pairs, reminiscent of both discrete waves and yin~yang. Throughout my long collaboration with Prof. Kelso, I have been applying the philosophy~science described in TCN to my artwork. The artwork of The DOC has been directly influenced by coordination dynamics, and it plays a key role in its story. The DOC is unique in its treatment of the artist~artwork as a complementary pair, whose multifunctional~metastable aesthetic is inspired, produced, enjoyed, comprehended and even criticised via its multifunctional~metastable Coordination Dynamics.