John Noestheden - Fuzzy Logic
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Oh this is a beginning of a diamond drawing, which I call a diamond drawings, they’re actually silver crystals but they behave like diamonds. And I’m in the process now of moving the diamonds off the edge of the mask which gives me this beautiful rectangle. So I’m just going to go ahead and do that for just a minute. I mean this is very non-scientific, I’m just lifting them up and throwing them into the pile. Sort of wherever they land is fine, what they do, they end up making little gathers of diamonds. They don’t fall perfectly with spaces between them, they tend to gather. Sometimes I do this, just toss them into the mix. I’m creating a universe here. And actually what I’m doing is here creating a fuzzy rectangle. So when I move the mask I will vibrate the table with a hammer from underneath then the diamonds start behaving very much like the way they behave on the vibrating table. They bounce and they jump and they move around, and as they are doing that they get relocated and the edges get fuzzy. That’s what I’m looking for. So the edge of the rectangle gets blurred. This work is based on the fuzzy logic theorem that was invented in the ‘50s. So what happens is the rectangle becomes less of a rectangle because the edges get blurred. So how much of a rectangle is it? Well this is where fuzzy logic comes into the picture. It’s like truth - what’s almost true, what’s true and what’s ultimately true and that’s what happens with this rectangle. It becomes a fuzzy logic representation.

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