Rolling the Dice of Design

Mortal engines churn, organically honed mechanisms, keying into the ebb and flow of external stimuli. Social/cultural inculcation deeply ingrained. But what if the center does not hold? Reality implodes. Emotion supersedes interpretation. Patterns cease to reveal their random design. Patterns, patterns, patterns define/refine...refine/define...torment, torment, torment if one cannot grasp the variability behind their design. Perception should beget conception. Life is chaos, unless we consciously roll the dice of design.

I created the above animation for Autism Awareness Month. Lance Strate inspired it. The root image is a lovely photograph of Lance and his 12-year-old daughter who has autism. I believe autism offers insights into our reliance on patterns.

© 2008 Peter Schmideg

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