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Pattern Finding and the Thirty-Seventh Move

“People have always searched for the “song beneath the song” – a way to discover, match, and predict the patterns of a complicated world. Every job, from firefighting to lawyering, demands that practitioners learn the patterns, say, of how a fire grows or an argument is made. But how deep do patterns go? Are there patterns that underlie it all? Can our computers learn them for us?”

A Phenomenological and Process Approach to Pattern

“Merely conceiving of and talking about reality and experience at all presuppose notions of pattern, meaning and consciousness. This position recognises the immanence of an existing objective reality, which nevertheless is in any way accessible and meaningful to us only though our subjective apprehension of it. Reciprocally it also recognises that consciousness is always consciousness of the real world – a response to the meanings of the world, to the world’s own consciousness as it were. The pattern of being is deeply relational, originating in between ‘subject’ and ‘object’, prior to their separation.”

Monia Brizzi is a London based Chartered Psychologist, Registered Psychotherapist and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society.

Teresa Chadwick: FUSION – HAKA PIRI

In 2016, Teresa Chadwick presented her first exhibition, ‘Fusion – Haka Piri’, a goldsmith collection inspired on Easter Island archaeology and culture, at Hanga Roa (Easter Island.) The project went on to be shown at the Museo de Artes Decorativas in Santiago, Chile and at the Tate Modern and will be shown at the Chilean Embassy, London in 2017. Currently studying for an MA in Arts and Science at Central Saint Martins, University of Arts, London, in this article she discusses her project which delves into Easter Island’s cultural magic.

Stephen Magrath: A journey into Sci-Art

Stephen Magrath’s drawings, paintings and prints are inspired by his interest in health and wellbeing and informed by related scientific research. He has degrees in both Social Psychology and Fine Art and has deepened his interest in the interconnectedness of mind and body through collaborations with practitioners and research scientists in the fields of stress management, neuroscience and cognitive psychology.

Garry Kennard: And no birds sing

Garry Kennard is a painter, writer and founding director of Art and Mind (www.artandmind.org). A fascination with how the brain reacts to works of art has lead Kennard to research, write and lecture on these topics. With Rita Carter and Annabel Huxley he devised and directed the unique Art and Mind Festivals which attracted leading artists and scientists to explore what light the brain sciences can throw on contemporary culture.

This essay is his personal view of the new Tate Modern extension.

Creativity and Metaphor video blog link

Featuring – Sir Ken Robinson: Can Creativity Be Taught? ; an interview with David Cope ; ‘Beautiful Minds: The Enigma of Genius’: a discussion between Brian Greene, R. Douglas Fields, Philip Glass, Rex Jung, Dean Keith Simonton, Julie Taymor and Marcus du Sautoy ; and ‘Madness Redefined: Creativity, Intelligence and the Dark Side of the Mind’: a discussion between James Fallon, Kay Redfield Jamison, Susan McKeown and Elyn Saks