"The force that through the green fuse drives the flower / Drives my green age..."
Dylan Thomas (1934)
|The first device I imagined got the name "Broadway," after the boulevard that runs through mid-town Manhattan. Running diagonally, Broadway meets major avenues at Columbus Circle and at several "Squares," interchanges for traffic going cross-town, up-town and down-town. I saw that vehicles and pedestrians resemble nerve pulses, Broadway resembles the spinal cord and the "Square" interchanges act like spinal nerve complexes or yoga chakras, e.g., the nerve complex where the spinal cord branches to a person's arms. Imagery of "Broadway" turned into Image 19 of the Quad Nets paper. The flow of pulses in the device part resembles patterns of traffic signals and vehicles in a Broadway "Square." The activity of the device part resembles activity of a part of nervous system.|
Quad Nets: engineered designs for brain-like devices. Timing Devices: the original presentation of the timing devices model; timing devices are a special class of devices within the more general class of Quad Net devices. Timing devices show that brains are not computers. Shimmering Silences in Beautiful Music -- suggesting a new psychology of classical music, as a paradigm for larger classes of activity, using a timing device system named "An Ear for Pythagorean Harmonics." Materials are in an early stage of development. Embodiment of Freedom: integrated models - based on Quad Nets - of brains and experience, physics and psychology. This site was a former project and has earlier views of matters yet to be stated here. Development of the former project has been superseded by the present site, Testimony of Freedom, that will re-state prior models and extend the inquiry into social and spiritual matters. (The site includes the Archive of materials from 1992 to April of 2005.)