DIZZINESS — A Resource

Observation 8

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Position and Momentum in Quantum Theory

In quantum mechanics, momentum is defined as an operator on the wave function. The Heisenberg uncertainty principle defines limits on how accurately the momentum and position of a single observable system can be known at once. Read More.
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Quantum Entanglement

Two entangled particles are linked in such a way that the state of one of them determines the state of the other. Have you ever heard how identical twins say they can tell when the other one has been hurt? I’ve no idea how true this is for humans but with particles, that’s kind of what entanglement is like. Read More.
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Superposition in Quantum Theory

When we are not looking, the world is acting completely crazy. But as soon as we turn around, it pretty much acts as normal. Read More.
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Heisenberg’s Uncertainty Principle

Throughout the main body of his original 1927 paper, written in German, Heisenberg used the word, "Ungenauigkeit" ("indeterminacy"), to describe the basic theoretical principle. Only in the endnote did he switch to the word, "Unsicherheit" ("uncertainty") Read More.
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The Observer Effect
in Quantum Theory

When behaving as waves, [particles] can simultaneously pass through several openings in a barrier and then meet again at the other side of the barrier. This "meeting" is known as interference. Strange as it may sound, interference can only occur when no one is watching. Read More.
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Observation 7

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Vivian Ostrovsky
Ruth Gadish
Blown Away

First sketches of Vivan Ostrovsky's and Ruth Gadish's artistic process toward their found footage film on dizziness. Read More.
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Observation 6

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Observation 5

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Observation 4

Reenactment in Istanbul of one of Mieko Shiomi's works. Read More.
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Translations of Taumel

The German expression Taumel derives from the Low German word düsig, dusel (to be dizzy) and is related to the German term Tor (fool), and the Indo-European dhwes (to breathe smoke). Read More.
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Observation 3
(Time Zones)

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The “Turning Point” of Paradoxes

Paradoxes are comparable with aporias as explained in Aristotle’s book on Topics. In another text, Aristotle concretises the problem of two opposite motions in one specific moment that is “numerically one” and “theoretically two”. Read More.
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Metis

Wherever indeterminacy (apeiras) reigns, wherever there are no limits and no directions, whenever we are trapped, encircled or caught in inextricable bonds, it is, according to Detienne and Vernant, Metis who intervenes, who discovers stratagems, expedients, tricks, ruses, machinations, mechane and techne which allow us to move from the absence of limits to determinacy, from darkness to light. The kinship between Poros and Metis provides an indissoluble link between journey, transition, crossing, resourcefulness, expediency, techne, light and limits (peiras). Read More.
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Limen

Related to the notion of limit and threshold, limen opens up a slightly different semantic field. Its etymology is related to the Latin limus that means “transverse, oblique”. Read More.
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Limit and Threshold

Both notions seem crucial when thinking of the catalysts for dizziness. Reaching one’s own limit makes one dizzy. Crossing a threshold, which is understood as a symbol for ending something and beginning something new, could begin within dizziness but also end with lucidity. Read More.
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Apeiron

The Greek word peirar means “end, limit” and peras means “end, limit, boundary”. The word a-peiron is the negation of these meanings. In Hesiod and other classical Greek texts peras mainly describes the end of the known world. Read More.
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Crisis

The word crisis stands for another cognate of aporia and paradox. It is related to a turning point that has to turn either one way or another. Read More.
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Aporia

The Greek word a-poria can be separated into its two morphemes a- and poros (“without” and “passage”). Poros has a wide range of meanings, including way out and expedient. Read More.
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