a blurred record of my journey through the landscape

Month: March, 2013

Pi walks the Planck

Pi, as we know, is an irrational number that expresses the relationship between the radius of a circle and it’s circumference. If we want to know the circumference of a 1 metre diameter circle, say, we can calculate that length to various levels of precision based on how accurate a value of pi we use, i.e pi=3.14 vs  pi=3.14159 etc.

I have read that it is theorized that space stops becoming continuous, and becomes granular, and non-divisible, down at the Planck length or 16.162×10^−36 m. Very small.

At what decimal point in the Pi sequence should we stop at,  for the same diameter circle as above,  before the distance accuracy change is less than the Planck length, and thus become nonsensical? If the idea itself wasn’t already nonsensical.

Answers on a postcard please.


The Rain Room

The Rain Room Is Unveiled At The Curve Inside The Barbican Centre

Rain-Room 3

Rain-Room 2

An indoor art work at the Barbican in London, just closed; a torrential downpour, 1000L/minute; motion controlled, you walk through and won’t get wet; wow:

I guess that makes it official, then


from Buzzfeed


from the confounded interweb.

A crazy photo by Cindy Sherman


This image was sold at auction for the highest pice ever paid for a photograph. Cindy Sherman has been doing staged self-portraits forever, and is rather good at it.

A balanced diet is important


from the interweb

Crowdsourced photography




Many images of the same views, collected from Fickr, and combined into one image (by others). Amazing.

It’s all a bit of a blur


A great painting by Andy Denzler

A cool variation on the Masterchef ‘mystery ingredients box’



From some Scandi guy, much cleverer than I…



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