As Black Elk, H…
As Black Elk, Holy Man of the Oglala Sioux pointed out in his famous quote (see post below), the natural order of the universe is based on a circle. Why then is our civilization being sucked into the vortex of the digital age? It seems very clear that the digital world is completely alien to everything the rest of the universe stands for.
I used to blow-up my 35mm film stills and study the grain structure. Beautiful mappings of colour and detail all made up of circles.
If you were to blow up a digital photograph you end up with pixels/squares, as with the rim of a bird’s nest above.
I often wonder if the many thousands of images we see these days, whether they are on computer or TV screens, are in some way destroying our natural eyesight (eyes being round of course).
Or is the digital age slowly eating away at the very soul of humanity itself?