The foundation of interdisciplinary studies is
arriving at universal dynamics sustained by
cross-referencing. The wider the field of reference the
greater probability of pattern recognition. A centered
awareness moving freely across disciplines is the keystone of the mature interdisciplinary. The ability to zoom into specifics of a unfamiliar discipline and quickly orient an organizational overview is the flower in the interdisciplinary garden.
Any path, whether electronic, legal, logical, or
theoretical, is defined by causal impetus, environmental
regulation, and completion of cycle. The insights necessary
to create a path, or alter a path, spring from the analytic
process. Conceptual organization combined with advanced
discipline knowledge and the skills to gather critical
application information, are key to successful analysis.
As most obviously exemplified by Leonardo Da Vinci, art and science are bound from the core of discovering creation. Methods and materials for the artist are the science in the discipline of painting. Physical applications, intellectual organization, and theory are documented by many authors, including; Ralph Mayer 1957, Sir Charls Lock Eastlake 1869, and Cennino Cennini published in 1400, (The Artist's Handbook) ~ As literature, art enters the domains of documentary, theology, psychology, symbolic studies, and human history. While periodic trends may produce artists specializing in commercial applications, the master artist continues the profound investigation of our existence. The digital domain as new media is another chapter in the science of art. The human scale migrating into a newly defined universe continues the marriage of art and science.
Musician / Composer
Music as performance is the discipline of the musician. Music
as original creation is the role of the composer. The
tradition of crossing these borders are widely accepted in
contemporary music. The quality of high esthetics remains a
personal definition. Mathematics is the foundation for
organizing time in both composition and performance.
Musicians sometimes refer to the science and art of
performance as "chops and groove." "Chops" refer to degree of
expert skills, and "groove" refer to attainment of poetic
spirit. Composition similarly depends on knowledge,
organization, and spirit. Just as I cross borders in
disciplines, I also cross genres in music. The advancements
of technology has made music a leader in the migration to the
computer environment. Tools such as MIDI instruments,
synthesizers, samplers, sequencers, and multi-track recording
bridge the gap between art and science.
Author / Poet
A good metaphor will maintain it's meaning in variable
environments. Telling a story is the writers craft. Evoking a
primal response is the poets craft. In both, arriving at an
essential center is the kernel necessary for the work to
unfold. As in other disciplines my way is in multiple
genres. Action-adventure, science-fiction, murder mystery, allegorical
fantasy, non-fiction, memoir, plays, movie scripts, and the
forever flexible poetry.
This is the most un-traditional work. Everyone knows that
movie making is for an audience. Not when you strap a camera
on a rover and send it to Mars. That is pure research movie
making. My movie process is closer to research. I have made
many movies which fit normal definitions, however with few
exceptions they were part of a larger process of art
investigation. Many "Documentaries" as interviews with
artists are actually one conversation crossing over a group of artists. Other
movies present animation, computer art, traditional art, learning,
documentary, and narrative.
Applied Techno-Science Researcher
Rolland Keys, Shadow Guitar MIDI Converter, Arp Avatar, Rolland GR-300,
Oberhiem Expander Modules, Yamaha v-15, Proteus 2000, Rolland Synth,
Propellerhead Reason, Eventide Clockworks Harmonizer, Echoplex, Fender
Stratocaster, Allen Heath Mixer, Macki Mixers, Rolland Mixers, Pro. Studio
Multitracks, Cakewalk, Pro Tools, Steinberg, Sonar v3, Soundforge, Song
Writer Pro, Hologramaphone Laboratories, theremin, Moog, Analogue & Digital
Delays, Keyboard Computer Control Surface, Anvil Studio MIDI program,
Music Masterworks program, Jammer Professional, Sample Tank, J L
Cooper Digital MIDI Patchbay, Furman power conditioner, Joe Meek Studio
channel, Ken Shafer Omnipressor, Phase Shifters, Alisis Air FX, ART guitar
multi effects processor, DigiTech GNX-3, Parametric EQ, Graphic EQ, Sonic
Foundry, and a multitude of minor effects processors chained in various configurations.
Various microphones including; Sennheiser, Samson, Electro-
Harmonix, AKG, Audio-Technica, Beyer Dynamic, VHF-UHF Wireless
Mics, Shotgun, Lavalier Neumann, Crown, and various sets populating
These examples are restricted to audio discipline. Similar tools and processing systems are part of "Applied Techno-Science" in movie making, visual art, web arts, and computer consultant.
A good metaphor will maintain it's meaning in variable
environments. In painting various systems are developed fore each application.
Similarly in exploratory music systems are basic to the creative process.
"Sound At The Mountain" was a project building a multiplex voice. I chained off
a Fender Stratocaster with a MIDI converter to Arp Avatar, Rolland GR 300,
Specter 360, 3 Oberhime expander modules, Minimoog, echoplex, split guitar signals
via direct box, to many effects processors and used 4 Rolland 6 channel mixers
to sub mix and bus to a master mixer output to active parametric 3 way
crossover to BGW Try-Amping to 2 Cerwin-Vega big speakers. I played with
various configurations for a few months.
As a young man Glen developed equestrian skills. Starting with pony club rallies, hunting, showing, and 3 day competitions. He studied with George Tossick, Harry Gillheise, Col. R. Ragoose, and Victor Hugio Vidal.
From the beginning of enjoying music and art, it was obvious I was not going to join anybodies army. The idea of upholding and defending a genre to the exclusion of all others seemed ridiculous.
1569: Gerardus Mercator (1512–1594) was a Flemish cartographer who in his quest to make the world “look right” on the maps developed new projection (called Mercator projection) using mathematical formulas. From then on, the image of the world that he produced on his map from 1569 becomes a conventional view of the world that we are accustomed today. It is worth noting that scientists at the US Geological Survey have designed the Space Oblique Mercator Projection, based on the Mercator's projection, which allows mapping from satellites with very little distortion.
Hermeneutics is a widely defined discipline of interpretation theory. Hermeneutics includes the entire framework of the interpretative process, encompassing all forms of communication. The concept of spherical thinking multiplies the hermeneutic circle by quantum physics and celestial mechanics. The code to the sphere is all around us and within us.