About the Author

Emptyhands99
David Engstrom
Emptyhands99
Blurbarian Since January 2008
Name David Engstrom
My Web Site http://thedocshow.dk
Location Copenhagen, Denmark
Gender Male
My Occupation Writer, artist, musician and neuroscientist
My Bio 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.

Things I Don't Mind The World Knowing

Spoiler alert: I'm thinking my next book will be about...
1. David A. Engstrom's Painting Portfolio.
2. Manifesto of a Novel Art~Science Reconciliation
3. The DOC Poetry
Everyone needs to know about these authors and artists...
J. A. Scott Kelso, Niels Bohr, J. Krishnamurti, Hermann Hesse, Robert Heinlein, Peter Gabriel, Roshi Philip Kapleau, Blaine Transue, David Enke, Frank Herbert, Arthur Iberall, Robert Rosen, Isaac Asimov, Yo Yo Ma, Carl G. Jung, Arnold J. Mandell, Michael Hedges, Jan Valentin Sæther, Lao Tzu, Wassily Kandinsky, Ravi Shankar, Shelly Lewis, J. R. R. Tolkien, Tom Robbins, R. Buckminster Fuller, Robert Anton Wilson, Terance McKenna, Ursula Le Guin, Arthur Fabel, Chuang Tzu, Hermit Noh, Lewis Carroll
This book is addictive. Read it. (At your own risk.)
The DOC is a vibrant collection of visual art and a storyboard for a psychochronic science~fiction saga. It is also a collection of Archetypes that serve as a Synchronicitant, like the I Ching and Kabala. Hidden inside The DOC are clues that lead you the reader deeper into a mysterious metastable fantasy~reality. Are you a Clockmaster? Use the Synchronicitant to find out! Probe into your deepest nature, and determine your role in the ongoing story. Join The Doc in the humble Quest for Noh.

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