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photoblog image Zyrynometry: Artificial Reality

Zyrynometry: Artificial Reality

 

Dive down deep into your memory. Find bits and pieces of happy moments in your life. Put them together the best you can. Does it look anything like this? Do you like to be there? If so, welcome to the artificial reality, otherwise known as nostalgia. :-)

Zyrynometry: Artificial Reality

 

Dive down deep into your memory. Find bits and pieces of happy moments in your life. Put them together the best you can. Does it look anything like this? Do you like to be there? If so, welcome to the artificial reality, otherwise known as nostalgia. :-)

comments (37)

Well Viktor, I've studied this for a few minutes now, and I must report that all my happiest bits and pieces don't resemble this at all, nope, not at all. But then, they shouldn't, and wouldn't, and I'm totally fascinated by your happy fantasy. While our nostalgic musing may look and feel completely different, the depth of emotion is the same. I imagine that you will add the creation of this wonderful image to your list.
vz-nostalgia: Take a refuge now and then in whatever shape and form your happy moments piled up into, Alan, and get soaked in a bittersweet longing for things, persons, or situations of the past, otherwise known as nostalgia. smile
vz-nostalgia: "A mosaic full of reflected images
As thoughts, are always unique, even when its colors are repeated the light is never the same. Nuances are perceived.
Beautiful work." (Translated with the help of my dear friend from Brazil).
Oh Ms. Selena, the light of circumstances is never the same. even though the situations, places, things or persons are. Thank you for your beautiful thoughts.
  • Larry Bliss
  • Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
  • 29 May 2009, 01:59
A wondrous image, and an inspiring thought. Thank you!
vz-nostalgia: with my great pleasure, Larry. smile
  • Eliza
  • Tanzania
  • 29 May 2009, 03:39
bits of blue, bits of crazy colour, some very fragmented bits, a few sharp edges when things went awry, a wild kaleidoscope at the best of times, some repetition, some thoroughly unique and individual pieces in there too...yup that about sums it up smile - wonderful shot.
vz-nostalgia: Admit Ms. Eliza, you were peeping into my mind, while I was working on the image. smile
  • Aussie
  • Australia
  • 29 May 2009, 06:44
Wonderful kaleidoscope of colours.
Kaleidoscopic- pertaining to a kaleidoscope showing constant change. Which is just how life should be.
vz-nostalgia: well, for some life is a constant change of colors, while for others it's a drag of everyday's same old- same old, Ms. Aussie. smile
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 29 May 2009, 06:52
A kaleidoscope forming a jungle of happy moments. That garden of yours must mean more to you than my original estimate.
vz-nostalgia: The Garden of Memories should be everyone's treasure, Louis.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 29 May 2009, 09:33
LOL - my musings are a lot less abstract and certainly not as colourful as this. I think Louis has the right word, jungle. It's all there; sky, abundant water, deep greens and of course hints of red danger. Strange to see it bound by a rectangle though?
vz-nostalgia: The richness of a color palette depends on the richness of one's experience, Mike. smile
Teach me how to create a round crop in Photoshop?
  • anniedog
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 29 May 2009, 10:31
This resembles a stained glass mosaic of memories. Mine would be much more brightly coloured and Blackdog's would be in black and white!
Ingrid
vz-nostalgia: hahaha. I know for sure, there would be a lot of red reflections of all your red shoes in the mosaic of your memories, Ms. Ingrid. smile
  • tony
  • United States
  • 29 May 2009, 12:37
vz-nostalgia: Easy, easy now, Tony. Either you are not looking hard enough, or you're looking in the wrong place. smile
Too much work? Would you prefer a picture of a cheesy sunset or a pretty kitten instead? smile
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 29 May 2009, 12:39
vz-nostalgia: well, for some happy moments come in round shapes, Ms. Philine. For me they come in angles. smile As a Russian poet once said:
"From childhood ovals I abhor,
From childhood angles I would draw!"
smile
No it would be a picture of my family...simple as that
vz-nostalgia: I'd never guess that for someone a picture of one's family might become an artificial reality, Bill. smile Live and learn. smile
thats simply a superb image Victor and one of your best for me, unfortunately the unhappy ones blot out the happy onessad theres always tomorrow.
vz-nostalgia: You need to find the right filter to screen out the unhappy memories, Tim. Will a few shots of whiskey with a slice of lemon over the rocks work for you? smile
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 30 May 2009, 03:37
Love the picture, VZ...

Reject your description and definition of artificial reality...seems to me like it might work a bit for folks who have experienced a lot of pain/depression/unhappiness...but...maybe I need to write you an eMail...
vz-nostalgia: well, rejection is the easiest form of argument, Ray. Give me your definition of artificial reality instead. smile
  • Kathryn
  • Germany
  • 30 May 2009, 05:27
splintered memories...
drifting boats
azure waves
wild strawberries
quiet nights
autumn leaves
rain storms
gentle lullabies
innocence acts
unspoken words
...windowed together
vz-nostalgia: splintered memories require medical attention...

drifting boats got drifted too far apart
azure waves calmed down and turned into still water
wild strawberries got over-ripened and fell down as a useless ballast
the magic of the quiet nights got faded off into a floating silence
the beauty of the autumn leaves became a simple compost
rain storms have spent their rage and moved away with southern winds
few notes fell off from gentle lullabies and turned them into the atonal tunes, which scared away sweet dreams
innocence acts... what in the world is that?
unspoken words... unused, unspoken, they fade too quickly, don't they?

...and might lead to complications, if left untreated.
Makes a terrific patchwork Viktor !
vz-nostalgia: Have you ever made a quilt from the pieces of your memories, Ms. Flo? smile
Green and blue, peacefull patchwork of memories.
vz-nostalgia: there are some splashes of red here as well, Ms. Stef. The splashes of war? smile
GREAT.. very nice .. love this picture... smile
vz-nostalgia: what have you found so appealing here, Ms. Sonya?
  • Suzanne
  • Canada
  • 30 May 2009, 22:37
vz-nostalgia: a day and night of digging... oh my, it must be a deep hole by now. smile
Is that going to be your next project, Ms. Suzanne, the quilt of memories with you cuddled up in each and every facet of your own artificial reality? smile
Interesting this concept of artificiality. Worth a discussion at some point. Otherwise this kaleidescope has an overall bouyant feel for me.
It is strange and the colours are lovely.
vz-nostalgia: well, when I happen to be in London, let's meet over a glass of good wine and discuss the concept of artificiality. smile
vz-nostalgia: "...One can find some reference to the one`s past in it with no effort..."
Damn. And I thought I did a good job covering it all in mystery. smile
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 31 May 2009, 04:11
Ray: Love the picture, VZ...

Reject your description and definition of artificial reality...seems to me like it might work a bit for folks who have experienced a lot of pain/depression/unhappiness...but...maybe I need to write you an eMail...

VZ: well, rejection is the easiest form of argument, Ray. Give me your definition of artificial reality instead.

Ray: Actually, VZ, I contend that acceptance, not rejection, is the easiest form of argument.

I suggest that the process of filtering to separate and remove the not-so-positive experiences of life will leave a two dimensional collage that might be described as "artificial utopia" but not as "artificial reality".

I like the image because I believe it demonstrates a re-arranging of fragments,and I see some the fragments as dark pieces that seem to somehow magnify the light pieces rather than dilute them.

Warm regards, Ray.
vz-nostalgia: :
Ray: Actually, VZ, I contend that acceptance, not rejection, is the easiest form of argument.
VZ: Acceptance per definition can't be in the argument business, Ray. If one agrees, what's the point of arguing? smile
Ray: I suggest that the process of filtering to separate and remove the not-so-positive experiences of life will leave a two dimensional collage that might be described as "artificial utopia" but not as "artificial reality".
VZ: I think we talk semantics here. I agree that the separation is "utopia", but not artificial, but a real one. smile Because those bits and pieces of happy memories WERE real at some point, I believe they have the right to be called a "reality". On other hand, because they are an imitation, an ersatz reality, a virtual state of things, the word "artificial" is well suited for its description. smile

All the best, my friend.
z
  • K.A.
  • S.A.
  • 1 Jun 2009, 17:51
wow!! mr VZ, even if i wanted i wouldn't try to decipher this image...but,
it reminded me someone in the book i'm reading now which was written by the son of Lawrence Saint, a very famous stained glass artist..have you heard of him???

'fragile memories
untold wild stories
refreshed my realia
filled with your nostalgias' (K.A.)

if we could break some memories as we break glass to very fine particles to be blown away...far away
vz-nostalgia: Even though I've done a few stained glass windows in my life, I've never heard of Lawrence Saint. Please forgive my ignorance, Ms. K.A., I must google him immediately.

…not all the memories are fragile
not all wild stories are untold… smile

You don't have to break some of your memories, Ms. K.A., try filtering them out. Tim Hitchins says that whiskey filter works just fine. smile
  • Chris
  • England
  • 2 Jun 2009, 06:21
That's about it Vik. I put odds & ends & mementoes on the mantlepiece: the effect is similar
vz-nostalgia: Mementoes on the mantelpiece... See how easy it is, Chris. And Ray was arguing. smile
  • K.A.
  • S.A.
  • 2 Jun 2009, 15:33
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lawrence_Saint

some of his work is shown there...i think you might have visited the Catholic Church of St. Peter and St. Paul in East Liberty, Pittsburgh...

and..'not all the whiskeys are the same...' wink haha
vz-nostalgia: Thanks for the link, Ms. K.A. Very interesting guy. My stain glass works were not nearly as complicated. I guess, that's why Lawrence Saint is where he is, and I am where I am. smile
And no, I had no chance of visiting the great city of Pittsburg.

You are damn right about the whiskeys. You got to keep a bottle of a good one in the bar. Cheapos just don't fly. smile
  • L.Reis
  • Portugal
  • 2 Jun 2009, 20:50
...and if I can shield myself behind my pattern of enchanted moments ...and if I can play hide and seek with all sorrows, with all the pain, with all the tiny stupid things...yes...that would be great...in the meanwhile please save me a place in your fantasy...it's wise to have a second place to escape to grin
(Forgot to tell you : I liked your picture- please feel free to add all the adjectives you can think about grin)
vz-nostalgia: I'll cut you a deal, Ms. Reis. Every time you feel blue, come to Nostalgia to hide behind my fantasies. The price for the ticket? A sweet nothing. Well, maybe just one beijo. smile

If you like my nostalgic picture, don't you ever forget to tell me. I've already once asked you here:
http://nostalgia.shutterchance.com/photoblog/My_Peachtree_Street%3A_Of_Drunken_Windows_or..._/
Something about this just keeps drawing one in, weird smile
vz-nostalgia: smile there is no known cure from Nostalgia, SuSi. smile See you back soon. smile
  • Natalia
  • Afghanistan
  • 3 Jun 2009, 11:55
You are so right about life's mosaic...and yours is so beautiful. Great photography!
vz-nostalgia: smile welcome to Nostalgia, Ms. Natalia.
  • terry
  • Nepal
  • 4 Jun 2009, 09:01
Vik, this a very strong image and coupled (as all your work is) with a powerful thought. i’m just not comfortable with the lines and sharp edges. i believe memories, albeit distinct, do blur and fade into each other in ones consciousness. i do not see sharp lines defining one from the other, but feathered rims that silently spill and colour the adjoining spaces. despite my respect for precision, i can’t see where a memory actually begins nor where it ends. i see memories in motion, content to be in a constant continuum of shapelessness. i believe memories are like streams of thought that flow free. free as the freedom to let our perceptions evolve as our minds do. our perceptions evolve with each new experience and each memorable moment is so loaded with action, sentiment, thought, circumstance (or a conspicuous absence of any thereof) that it takes our evolving perceptions a lifetime to fathom them. take any memory, Vik and no matter how sharply you’ve defined it, you’ll find that a little ‘wallowing’ in the moment can clarify new depths if not a whole new dimension.

for the image here, my spoonful of sugar would be the absence of lines demarcating each bit in the mosaic... and maybe a feathering of the rims if you’re feeling overly magnanimous... but then, it wouldn’t be your nostalgia, now would it ? tongue
vz-nostalgia: Love your line of thoughts, Terry. Indeed, our memories in time weave in and out of each other, got blended and got bended, oftentimes appearing to us not as an image, but more as a nostalgic feeling.
I like your idea so much so, I might give a try to the Artificial Reality II.
In my weak defense I'll say that broken bits and pieces of memories tend to have sharp edges same way as broken pieces of any other things out there. smile
  • Lyris
  • Brazil
  • 4 Jun 2009, 20:47
vz-nostalgia: L: For me it would have to be something more 3-D and fluid.
VZ: You must be an IMAX addict, Ms. Lyris. smile

L: I can imagine fitting images/words in one plan... but would need extra vectors for sounds and scents.
VZ: Actually, this has been done by Kathryn already (except for scents, of course smile)
http://blinkofaneye.shutterchance.com/photoblog/In_Shades_of_Gray_3_of_6%3A_First_Touch_/

L: And I don't believe memories inhabit a fixed, static place in time or importance. They keep moving back and forth, up and down.
VZ: I don't believe in this either, but that happens when memories come and go in a natural way. In opposite, I asked you to reach out and construct an artificial screen. smile

L: I like cheesy sunsets and, man, I do love kittens.
VZ: There are cheesy sunsets and there are sunsets (or sunrises) smile
http://nyiri.shutterchance.com/photoblog/Acadian_Sunrise_/
I love my cat Kuzia, though we do have some major disagreements on certain aspects of life. smile

L: ...being smart and deep all the time can warn you out.
VZ: I beg to disagree. It will not. It's just who you are. Or who you are not. smile

L: I've never heard of such combination. Living and learning.
VZ: smile You'll learn about much more important things, if you start hanging out on Nostalgia, Ms. Lyris. smile

L: someone once told me that the point is to "agree to disagree".
VZ: Honestly, I see no piont in that. smile It's such tautological statement. What is the alternative? To "disagree to disagree"? smile Not even clever. These Swedes. Bad influence of August Strindberg.smile
Oh , I love this abstract ! Looks like a million of puzzles , or pieces of shells are combined into this art work !
vz-nostalgia: ...or could be a million of puzzled shells. smile
This one made me lean forward to sort it out. Don't think I succeeded but I enjoyed trying.
vz-nostalgia: at times the journey is more interesting than the destination, Edward. smile
Fluid and fractal, with some bright moments and some murky depths.
vz-nostalgia: Not unlike our life experiences, Ian. smile
so thought-provoking!
vz-nostalgia: smile would you dare to share what kind of thoughts this has provoked in you, Ms. Claire? smile
makes me think about alternate realities...every decision i take might get me in a totally different direction, but somehow it is always another.but.still.me that it is living it all, and even if i can't see beyond my lil piece of universe, i am aware of the potentiality...
vz-nostalgia: :
Dori: ...every decision i take might get me in a totally different direction...
VZ: Did you come to this by yourself, Ms.Dori? There is a great German movie "Run, Lola, Run" that brilliantly illustrates your point. And long before this movie, back in 1960s, a Swiss writer Max Frisch wrote a mostly philosophical (as I see it) book "Gantenbein" in which he explores the "what if" scenario to great extent. Give a try to either one of them, Ms. Dori, or better both.
VZ: Did you come to this by yourself, Ms.Dori?
i don't get what you're asking viktor...i didn't invent the multiple/alternate realities concept but i am obsessed about time, space and other lil things and i need to think about all that and even write

i am sure i will enjoy the movie and the book you recommended me smile spasiba!
vz-nostalgia: What I meant to say, Ms. Dori, is that oftentimes we discover something after a long journey only to find out at a later day that someone has already been there and went even deeper into that something. It happens to me quite often. smile Here is an example
http://nostalgia.shutterchance.com/photoblog/Nu_Aesthetics%3A_Things_Around_You_/
VZ: What I meant to say, Ms. Dori, is that oftentimes we discover something after a long journey only to find out at a later day that someone has already been there and went even deeper into that something.
Dori: yes, i understand that,but i am just focusing more on my own journey, for me it isn't a pain if someone else reached to some conclusion before me...i am not aware of the things that have been done or said in photography by the great photographers of past or present times...i am illiterate that way grin and i am not planning to change that
the only person i compete with is myself smile and i am interested in other people's work from the perspective of what more i can learn about me
kind of self-centered, right? smile
still, my photography journey just started a year ago...who knows where it will take me? smile
vz-nostalgia: :
Dori: for me it isn't a pain if someone else reached to some conclusion before me...
VZ: I didn't say it's a pain, just opposite, a joy. A joy of discovery, a confirmation that you are on the right path... and you are not along on it.
Dori: i am illiterate that way and i am not planning to change that
VZ: Being illiterate hasn't done any good to anyone so far, Ms. Dori. smile
Dori: kind of self-centered, right?
VZ: you bet, it is. smile
  • redmama
  • GA
  • 29 Apr 2011, 22:01
Blues and greens - cool breezes
abalone,ripples, liquid - long walks on a beach
fragments, shatterings - yet one cohesive work of art.
I love this one!
Thanks Viktor wink
vz-nostalgia: smile I think you are ready for a summer getaway vacation on a beach, Ms. Mama. smile
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