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So this post is to address some of the limitations we face as humans in our pursuit of “The Truth”! So often we find that people wish to live as Plato’s prisoners: within a lie that their senses provide them. To live with the deception that our senses convince us as truth. I am reminded […]


Verisimilitude? Verisimilitude!! “Art is the lie that tells the truth.” Pablo Picasso “We all know that art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize truth, at least the truth that is given us to understand. The artist must know the manner whereby to convince others of the truthfulness of his lies.” […]


http://xkcd.com/c32.html “To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong.” Joseph Chilton Pearce “No amount of skillful invention can replace the essential element of imagination.” Edward Hopper “The world of reality has its limits; the world of imagination is boundless.” Jean- Jacques Rousseau “I haven’t failed, I’ve found 10,000 ways that […]


What has been tickling me is the figure/ ground illusion that was in chapter seven in The Thompson Handbook (the above is a similar one) and Plato’s discussion about trusting our senses in the Allegory of the Cave. What do you see in the following pictures? *** Perhaps you see the cartoon man with a […]