A painting by the artist James Foort called: Digital Dance

Digital Dance

Digital Dance was painted for a colleague trying to represent dance by symbols similar to music. Because the person knew that I loved the painting, and was not sure what to do with it, I got it back! The features obvious in it are the dark blue mesh representing the computer hardware/software along the left side and the yellow structure representing the spine with small appendages as head and legs. Small cone shaped spirals from lathe cuttings are glued along sections of the blue mesh to represent the path of the dancer with extensions off the path outside the mesh to represent unwanted artifact always showing up in practical data. To the upper right side of the painting is a red circle representing the idea. Almost hidden near the mid right side of the blue mesh is the blue black dot representing the gap between the hope in red and the results of the study.

The left hand pale blue construction represents the magical mathematical zero or one, a switch on-off principle of the computer, go or no-go to tell the tale.

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Works and writing by James Foort