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This page is for videos and pictures that I find interesting and/or philosophical. Most of the photos on here now are of M.C. Escher tessellations or artwork. I update this page often.

Below is Escher’s Dyson Sphere by Escher.

Below, another by Escher

Below is a photo by M.C. Escher.  I am putting more art by him on this page because of my love for all of his work.

above link is the post about Spinozistic substance monism. The picture above is the equation with N representing natura naturata or all the created nature. the M ‘s represent the macrocosm modes. These modes are infinite and them’s represent microcosm modes that are finite.  This shows the complexity of the creatum that natura naturans or God created.

The above is Wittgenstein’s series of propositions where a relates to b. You probably cannot see it very well but I put it here because it will relate to things I want to post on the blog page about Ludwig Wittgenstein and the Tractatus. a and b are two objects in a  state of affairs where they relate in certain ways. x,y,z, w are internal features that a and b have within each other helping a and b relate to each other. The series of propositions goes on further than this because an infinite number of internal features help relate a to b. the∃x gives the condition that only some of what is contained is true in each part of the series.

The above represents Wittgenstein’s mathematical infinite series representation of the states of affairs in objects. The infinite series represents the possibilities of existence and non existence in reality.

Elementary propositions are largely included general propositions. They are not usually specific and they represent a large group of existence. The states of affairs is shown in this infinite series  and it has a place in each elementary proposition. This also is Wittgenstein’s Tractatus series equation.

Most of the material presented in the above 3 photos are for later philosophies of Ludwig Wittgenstein.

For analysis of Wittgenstein’s Tractatus statement 4.023, the first post of Wittgenstein on this site go to Archives or the home page

Just ponder that for a moment. Stare at it for awhile and see what you end up inferring about what the artist M.C. Escher was aiming to do with this.  Was he trying to say anything with this contradictory artwork?

Another contradictory artwork by M.C. Escher. What was his aim in drawing this?

Do you get it? I got nothing.  Another one by M.C. Escher.

This one by Escher might look normal to you at first. Look at the middle of the artwork where a zigzag waterway sits and is the center of contradiction in this art. Its not possible that the water would come up and fall down the waterfall again.

Another Escher work. Look at the center walkway that kind of goes nowhere.

Amazing work, but Im heavily confused. I dont understand this one at all, however the fact that I dont understand a piece of artwork that we can see and ponder, is fascinating to me. That is why I like Escher’s work because it provokes thought. Usually pieces of artwork are not confusing by any means. They usually have plethoras of different interpretations. Escher’s work Im sure has less interpretations because of how confusing it is.

This is one of Escher’s tessellations. Tessellations are interesting to look at because no space is unfilled an each shape fits into another part of the artwork. Tessellations however are easier to interpret than the other artwork I posted above by Escher.

Look at each BP picture.What does it represent? This was taken from   . There they have a pic reel about the oil spill. Some of the  BP logos in this picture are sad, satirizing, and creepy. Just look at each one and engage in some thought.

This is in Wittgenstein’s Zettel or Notebooks before the Tractatus in prop. 149. It looks so mind boggling. Try to look at this and find 4 individual cubes. 2 going this way: / and the other two going \. It took me a few hours to see the 4 cubes, but with me guiding you so, it should take you way less time. By the way, do not focus on the center of the figure, look towards the outside to see how this is a figure of a 4 dimensional cube. This is interesting because it can help us understand how there can be images and parallel worlds with more than 3 dimensions. I want to eventually imagine a universe of infinite dimensions.

How can volcanic lightning occur? Just take a sec to think about that

The video above is of Slavoj Zizek on the excremental semiotic philosophy (along with the part about the way 3 different girls shave their pubic region). It is in the beginning of his book Plague of Fantasies, where he explains that in every situation the truth can be found without too much investigation. Future posts on this book are to come, so I thought this helpful.

this above video of morphing cows, blows your mind.

Above is a Futurama episode with a small clip of Escher’s stair portrait with Frye and Bender walking on the stairs

Slavoj Zizek’s amazing brain talking about how love is evil. Pretty interesting.

Creepy right? I saw that u all searched ‘contradictory art’ and I did the same, and I found this creepy thing….

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