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 Michelangelo : The greatest artist has no conception which a single block of white marble does not potentially contain within its mass, but only a hand obedient to the mind can penetrate to this image.

 SIMAGE : Optic vs. haptic vs. planning vs. making. While our minds can invent, dream, and scheme, our hands can make, and even more easily, destroy. Hands say more about us than our minds can, so what happens when the machines we invent can “make” more easily than our hands?

 Wikipedia : The recent evolution of the human hand is a direct result of the development of the central nervous system, and the hand, therefore, is a direct tool of our consciousness—the main source of differentiated tactile sensations—and a precise working organ enabling gestures—the expressions of our personalities.

There is a hypothesis suggesting the form of the modern human hand is especially conducive to the formation of a compact fist, presumably for fighting purposes. The fist is compact and thus effective as a weapon. It also provides protection for the fingers. Although this is not widely accepted to be one of the primary selective pressures acting on hand morphology throughout human evolution, with tool use and production being thought to be far more influential.

Mark Petrakis : The human hand trumps the power of the eye. It is the lever of gravity.

 SIMAGE : The hand is an organ whose manifest externality expresses the range of its powers: touch, grab, steal, hit, embrace, and make. It is an accessory to greed, love, crime, and creation. One could argue that with the appearance of retina displays and eye tracking technology, it is the eye buried in its socket so close to our brains that will become the all important creative device that determines how we see and choose to show the world.


Thu, March 13 2014 » SIMAGE