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Sunday, August 30, 2009

Experiments in abstraction

I've been having fun with the camera on my iPhone. I don't always have a real camera with me, but I always have my iPhone with me. And actually, I had several real cameras with me when I took these two shots, but the iPhone seemed the most appropriate camera to use.

I could tell you, but I would have to kill you

I could tell you, but I would have to kill you

I just love the abstract quality of these. They're something concrete, something that, if I told you what it was, you would say, "of course!" But I kind of like putting them out here without saying what they're photos of. They could be almost anything. If you look really closely at the second one, you can probably tell. Or maybe I just think so because I know where I took it.

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What do you mean there is no cat?

"You see, wire telegraph is a kind of a very, very long cat. You pull his tail in New York and his head is meowing in Los Angeles. Do you understand this? And radio operates exactly the same way: you send signals here, they receive them there. The only difference is that there is no cat."

- Albert Einstein, explaining radio


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[ photo of Mischief, a black and white cat ]

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[ photo of Sylvester, a black and white cat ]

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