A lecture on the phenomenon of The Holograph; and its permeation in String Theory, Cosmology, Banking, Finance, Geometry and Genetics, at Tate Britain, London.
EXCERPT… (from lecture notes)
…String Theory proposes that the universe is structured Holographically: “the fragments of the universe reflect the whole”.
String Theory makes a reference to the microcosmic realm being surprisingly reflective of the macrocosmic realm.
Examples would be… The Double Helix Nebula…and the DNA molecule….
The Honey Comb…and the swirling hexagon found on one of the pole of Saturn…
The physical universe is widely seen to be composed of “matter” and “energy”. In his 2003 article published in Scientific American magazine, Jacob Bekenstein … suggests scientists may “regard the physical world as made of information, with energy and matter as incidentals.” …quotes William Blake and questions whether the Holographic principle implies that seeing “the world in a grain of sand,” could be more than “poetic license“.
William Blake –
“To see a world in a grain of sand, and a heaven in a wild flower, hold infinity in the palm of your hand, And eternity in an hour”
So…what in the real world can we apply this to? How can we model it so it can be understood?
Blake is talking about the universal accessibility of information, the way in which the world can be condensed and understood in one go, the way everything is a reflection of everything else, the infinite linkage between every point in space and time.
Tim Berners-Lee –
“The web is now philosophical engineering. Physicals and Web are both about the relatinship between the small and the large.”
This universal accessibility of information sounds very similar to the Internet…
“The Internet can be accessed from any and every point. The individual site / IP address, becomes the fragment that is capable of linking or gaining entry into the whole. This doesn’t have to be any page in particular, it is accessable from all points in the network.”
Tim Berners-Lee –
“The may call it a ‘home page’, but it’s more like the gnome in somebody’s front yard than the home itself.”
The fractal is the ‘Ultimate Holograph’. Its what a perfect Holographic Structure would look like….