When most hear the name Jonas Salk, the man about whom I am writing a biography, they think about the polio vaccine. In 1959, however, Sir Charles Percy’s “The Two Cultures,” became his bible.
Meredith Tromble and I have been working on the Dream Vortex for a bit over three years - or I should say we started the project three years ago. We’ve made some progress but approaching the vision for the project has been variously limited by too little time and limited software capabilities.
Rather odd, but I find myself having to be an advocate for time. Things come into being through time. And so, to my mind, time is important. And, for that matter, time shouldn't need championing. Many scientific colleagues, if confronted, would agree, but then turn right around and work as if all was static, given as is. If I say "pattern", what comes to mind is an image. (We're such visually evolved beings … we think.) Patterns in time are there, too, and perhaps even more important. Certainly, through music we know this.