Space-time 05 (Ryoanji)
This series of images explores the idea that space and time are connected, a finding of 20th century science.
It was Albert Einstein in 1905 who speculated that space and time were connected. An astronaut looking out the window as their rocket ship propelled towards the speed of light, would gradually witness the blurring of details until the whiteness of the speed of light was apparent. This example however is conceptual only, as it is not clear that the speed of light is attainable.
Back on Earth, we can perhaps glimpse what was being discussed. The speed of Shinkansen travel through the landscape is dissolving the scenery into a white blur and traces of the reflected carriage windows are apparent.
Then there is the accented ripples of the raked stones emanating form the utterly still rocks of Ryoanji.
When you think about it, using space time address rather than just spatial addresses makes sense. The centre of Christchurch, New Zealand on the 10th of January 2010, and the 10th of January 2012 were utterly different as there were two major earthquakes in between. Similarly, the Louvre in Paris in 1900 is essentially different from the Louvre in Paris today.
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