according to quantum mechanics there is no such thing as objectivity.  we cannot eliminate ourselves from the picture.  we are a part of nature, and when we study nature there is no way around the fact that nature is studying itself.  physics has become a branch of psychology, or perhaps the other way around.

carl jung, the swiss psychologist, wrote:
the psychological rule says that when an inner situation is not made conscious, it happens outside, as fatethat is to say, when the individual remains undivided and does not become conscious of his inner contradictions, the world must perforce act out the conflict and be torn into opposite halves
jung's friend, the nobel-prize winning physicist, wolfgang pauli, put it this way:
from an inner center the psyche seems to move outward, in the sense of an extraversion, into the physical world
if these men are correct, then physics is the study of the structure of consciousness.

gary zukav


there is an ecstasy that marks the summit of life, and beyond which life cannot rise. and such is the paradox of living, this ecstasy comes when one is most alive, and it comes as a complete forgetfulness that one is alive.

jack london


masuru emoto has become notorious for his experiments involving water crystals. he states that water exposed to positive thoughts take a more aesthetic formation, whereas the crystals are more erratic and jagged when exposed to negative thoughts. the picture above shows water exposed the the picture of a cherry blossom. i am a skeptic, but it does bring up some interesting questions:
what is the power of intent in language?
does the picture of a cherry blossom have a positive connotation because of the positive energy that went into creating the picture?
does it have a positive effect on the development of water crystals because the person observing the water has a positive thought about the picture?
can the human mind affect our surroundings more than we realize?
if the development of the water is being mistakenly attributed to positive and negative constructs of the human mind (a cherry blossom is "positive," pollution is "negative"), how do we explain emoto's beautiful pictures? chance?


a nos­tal­gic drive through one man's mem­o­ry
[edit 3/13/2015: this video hasn't existed for a long time now.  it was a 8mm film that showed dusty clips of an old man's childhood from his perspective driving past home now.  it had blips of the sun coming through the trees, people waving.  i think this would be a beautiful project--revisiting the places you remember growing up with a camera.]