Zeno Effect project room (2012)

Ordinary surfaces, as we can see in everyday life, always have two sides so that we can identify one inside and one outside. In the case of the Möbius strip, however, this principle is not effective: we are in the presence of a single side and one edge so that after a lap, we are on the opposite side. In some ways, this construction has the characteristics of a two-dimensional surface but develops in three dimensions. Max Bill used the Möbius strip in many of his works although it was not aware of this object, which he called Endless Ribbon. A variant known as Endless Knot is for Tibetan Buddhism a classic symbol of the way in which all phenomena are interdependent and depend on causes and effects that are represented by the geometric lines that intersect each other. Having neither beginning nor end also symbolizes the infinite knowledge and wisdom of the Buddha and the eternity of his teachings.

It is possible to reverse the roles of the spatial perception of the environment whose inner walls lose the rigidity of the container and relate with the outside through a closed and evanescent geometry deduced from the intersection of the openings projections.

Quantum Zeno Effect is the name coined by George Sudarshan and Baidyanath Misra in 1977 to explain the theoretical method by which it was possible to analyze a system of unstable particles in the absence of decadence where observed in continuity. The reference is to the better known “paradox of the arrow” of Zeno of Elea, a syllogism through which you can prove the impossibility of the movement.

 

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