Monday, January 15, 2018

ArtsLab S3 Ep.2: War

ArtsLab produced and presented by Mark Sheeky
Series 3 Episode 2: War
Broadcast Monday 15 January 2018, 2pm to 3pm GMT.

ArtsLab content is typically original, created by artists and poets for each episode.

Lavinia Murray, That's A Bit Dangerous Isnt It
Mark Sheeky, War Song
StephenPennell, Playing War
Andrew Williams, Victory Anthem For Nuclear War
Lavinia Murray, Wardance
StephenPennell, Soldier's Son
Lavinia Murray, What Ya Got There Boy A War
StephenPennell, Shooting
Lavinia Murray, Warglued
Andrew Williams, War March
Mark Sheeky, Napalm
Si Oliver, Dreamy Sleepy Nighty Snoozy Snooze
Rebecca Cherrington, Letter home
Oldfield 1, Post Apocalyptic Nightmare
Lavinia Murray, JFK The Robot Way

All past ArtsLab programmes can be listened to here:
https://www.mixcloud.com/RedShiftRadio/playlists/artslab/

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Monday, January 08, 2018

ArtsLab S3 Ep.1: Open Theme

ArtsLab produced and presented by Mark Sheeky
Series 3 Episode 1
Broadcast Monday 8 January 2018, 2pm to 3pm GMT.
Special guest Dorli Nauta.

ArtsLab content is typically original, created by artists and poets for each episode.

Lavinia Murray, Carpet Petting Zoo
Deborah Edgeley, Scarlet Quadrilles
Andrew Williams, Take Art
Lavinia Murray, Its Alive Improv
Deborah Edgeley, Blackcurrant Jelly
Adam Paroussos, 32 Bamboo Mustard Remix
Stephen Pennell, The Works Clock

All past ArtsLab programmes can be listened to here:
https://www.mixcloud.com/RedShiftRadio/playlists/artslab/

You can listen live during the broadcast on:
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Monday, January 01, 2018

Debunking Parallel Universes

There is an idea in contemporary physics that the universe is one of an infinite number of parallel universes. I do not believe this to be correct, but the idea has grains of truth in it.

Firstly let us dispose of infinity, for one infinity anywhere will inevitably lead to infinity everywhere. There is no instance in the real universe of infinity, although reality can often move as close to it as possible. Mathematics creates models of infinity (infinity doesn't exist in mathematics, as such, we could never count forever) but its models of infinity and a perfect universe work to describe ours. We can say that space is infinite, in that there is no limit to the nothing that particles can move into, but the size of the universe can still be finitely specified as the range between the particles at its most extreme; this is, and will always be, finite. One may say that the expansion of the universe will continue forever, but as forever is infinite, this cannot be the case. I am aware that this is logical fallacy and so state this jokingly; I am doubtful of the existence of forever, as, like infinite space, time can be measured as the difference between the start and end of the universe in its dimension. If time were infinite, such a measurement would be impossible. Would time exist in those circumstances? No. Remember that time is relative, and indeed, so is existence itself, which brings me on to the crux of this argument.

Some simple logic will conclude that multiple universes exist, but not that the observable universe is one of an infinite number of possibilities. Instead we have one each; there is necessarily one universe per observer.

Each of us has a unique viewpoint of the universe; you have a different view than I. This also applies to every particle and atom. Because of this, we each build up a unique picture of what the universe looks like. Our views may overlap; we might agree that the moon is over there, that the sky is blue etc. but our views can never be identical, there will always be an instance of knowledge that one of us knows that another doesn't. This means that the knowledge about the universe that we each have is unique to us.

This might sound obvious and lacking in serious implications, but actually its implications are extraordinary. I might not know anything about the dark side of Jupiter, but that doesn't affect whether it exists or not, does it? Actually, it does. The existence of the dark side of Jupiter, or of anything at all, depends on our observation and knowledge of it. That is a crucial fact in philosophy, and quantum mechanics. Our knowledge of the universe actually defines reality. Only what we know exists for us. Essentially, existence is relative to us, not absolute.

Of course, we can learn by communication and thus gain knowledge. Light particles communicate the existence of distant stars to our eyes, but at the same time, it is our unique knowledge that defines the reality of our universe.

So, there are multiple universes, but we are each in our own unique one. These are not infinite in number, but dependent on the number of particles and therefore viewpoints in the universe. Particles can combine; I myself, like you, are a summation of particles, so do I have a unique viewpoint, different from any of the particles or groups of particles that constitute me? Perhaps. If so then the number of viewpoints in the universe is the total of any combination of all of the particles in the universe; a gigantic number, but not infinite.

We will always have a unique perspective, and thus exist in a unique universe of our own. Perhaps, as a result of this perspective there is an aspect of it which cannot be shared, and perhaps this is what we call consciousness. It seems that consciousness cannot be defined in absolute terms, only relative, and then only experienced by ourselves and not proven to exist elsewhere. If consciousness is the result of our unique perspective in our universe, then all things, even atoms and sub-atomic particles, experience what we perceive as consciousness; a perspective, which is separate from thought.

What we call the objective universe is an overlap of a vast number of others; a common, but not definitive or perfect, reality.

Errors and omissions frankly probable. This is one of several musings on life the universe and everything listed in the Writing and Essays section of www.marksheeky.com

Monday, December 18, 2017

ArtsLab The Opera: I, Leviathan Part 2

ArtsLab produced and presented by Mark Sheeky
Series 2 Episode 51: ArtsLab The Opera: I, Leviathan Part 2
Broadcast Monday 18 December 2017, 2pm to 3pm GMT.

ArtsLab content is typically original, created by artists and poets for each episode.

Lavinia Murray, Thronodythru
Steven Goodwin, Moondog's Revenge
Stephen Pennell, Sinking
Deborah Edgeley, Thalassa
Mark Sheeky, The Saucer
Mark Sheeky, The Leviathan King
Andrew Williams, Time To Fight
Simon Ross, A Maze I Cannot Understand
Rebecca Cherrington, The Nature Of Pirates
Andrew Williams, Harmony Of The Ocean
Lavinia Murray, Brine
Mark Sheeky, Finale
Lavinia Murray, Therapy

All past ArtsLab programmes can be listened to here:
https://www.mixcloud.com/RedShiftRadio/playlists/artslab/

You can listen live during the broadcast on:
www.redshiftradio.co.uk

Monday, December 11, 2017

ArtsLab The Opera: I, Leviathan Part 1

ArtsLab produced and presented by Mark Sheeky
Series 2 Episode 50: ArtsLab The Opera: I, Leviathan Part 1
Broadcast Monday 11 December 2017, 2pm to 3pm GMT.

ArtsLab content is typically original, created by artists and poets for each episode.

Mark Sheeky, The Eternal Quest
Lavinia Murray, The Dreamer Awakes
Andrew Williams, We, Leviathan
Steven Goodwin, Captain Robert Threnody
Mark Sheeky, Rhapsody Of The Sirens
Lavinia Murray, The Dreamer Is Born
Deborah Edgeley, Moondog's Curse
Stephen Pennell, Poseidon's Anger
Rebecca Cherrington, The Storm
Simon Ross, Song Of The Sirens
Andrew Williams, I, Leviathan
Mark Sheeky, The City Of Sleep

All past ArtsLab programmes can be listened to here:
https://www.mixcloud.com/RedShiftRadio/playlists/artslab/

You can listen live during the broadcast on:
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Monday, December 04, 2017

ArtsLab S2 Ep.49: Police

ArtsLab produced and presented by Mark Sheeky
Series 2 Episode 49: Police
Broadcast Monday 4 December 2017, 2pm to 3pm GMT.

ArtsLab content is typically original, created by artists and poets for each episode.

Andrew Williams, Another Day On The Force
Lavinia Murray, Arrestable Offences
Robert Burgess, Blue Beat Cop
Mark Sheeky, Elementary My Dear David Holmes
Stephen Pennell, To Their Fellow Man
Mark Sheeky & Sinead O'Connor, Homage to 7 O'Clock News/Silent Night
Mark Sheeky, Rhapsody on Hill Street
Lavinia Murray, Arrested Development
Rebecca Cherrington, Police
Mike Fuller, A Policeman's Lot/Policeman Drew
Lavinia Murray, Custody Suite Diva

All past ArtsLab programmes can be listened to here:
https://www.mixcloud.com/RedShiftRadio/playlists/artslab/

You can listen live during the broadcast on:
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Saturday, December 02, 2017

Grey Technology

I had a dream about a Lego space probe, heading for Mars as part of a school science project. It was dependent on all of its systems, and if one should fail (I imagined the failure of one of the axis aligned gyros) the whole probe would fail. I named this effect as black redundancy, a slight fault incapacitating the rest of the object when most of it was functional, and related it to computer programming where a tiny error or mutation in the machine code would be fatal to the integrity of the program.

I spoke to a dream character that biology was different, analogue in this respect, that it never truly breaks or is truly fully functional. I termed this white redundancy. I envisaged grey technology; machines with semi-redundancy, where the working parts of a machine would keep working when the broken parts were broken, that breakages would be detected and worked around automatically.

Essentially this was machinery that was much more tolerant of errors, particularly relating this to digital ones in computer code that might cause a crash. That the machines would behave biologically, and the wounded probe would do its best using the working functions. I called this grey technology and defined it as semi-redundancy of independent systems. I rushed home to publish this online.

In the dream I could not share the idea, prevented from working by children in my room, then a larger bullying child who I eventually threw out of the room, but he returned with a gang, and vicious animals to hammer down at my door and prevent me from typing. I felt that the dream was about the prevention of achievement of good work and good ideas by social commitments, or trivial things, but what ever that meant, at least now, I can publish the grey technology concept.

Errors and omissions frankly probable. This is one of several musings on life the universe and everything listed in the Writing and Essays section of www.marksheeky.com

Monday, November 27, 2017

ArtsLab S2 Ep.48: Time

ArtsLab produced and presented by Mark Sheeky
Series 2 Episode 48: Time
Broadcast Monday 27 November 2017, 2pm to 3pm GMT.
Special guest Mark Edmonds.

ArtsLab content is typically original, created by artists and poets for each episode.

Andrew Williams, Time Flies
Claire Bassi, Hinkley Point
Andrew Williams, Face Down On The Carpet
Deborah Edgeley, Lemon Thyme
Mark Sheeky, Mortality
Lavinia And Michael Murray, Measurelent
Mike Fuller, Sonnet 64
Rebecca Cherrington, Time
Lavinia Murray, Well You Took Your Time
Lavinia And Michael Murray, Ashes Got Older
Mark Sheeky, Reminiscence

All past ArtsLab programmes can be listened to here:
https://www.mixcloud.com/RedShiftRadio/playlists/artslab/

You can listen live during the broadcast on:
www.redshiftradio.co.uk