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Schrödinger and the cat Painting

Eric Drass

United Kingdom

Painting, Acrylic on Canvas

Size: 26.4 W x 22.4 H x 1.2 D in

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Erwin Schrödinger is considered as one of the founding fathers of quantum physics. He is, of course, most famous for his thought experiment, known as Schrödinger’s cat, an idea he developed while in correspondence with his friend, Albert Einstein . He received a Nobel Prize in Physics for his work in 1933. I can find no evidence that he ever actually owned a pet cat, and perhaps since one possible outcome of his thought experiment is the death of the cat, it suggests he wasn’t overly fond of them. In an attempt to convey the state of uncertainty in which the cat exists, I have painted the animal as a chimeric phantasm, visible fully only from a certain angle.

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Painting:Acrylic on Canvas

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Size:26.4 W x 22.4 H x 1.2 D in

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Eric Drass is an artist and curator who makes work in a range of media, from painting, to digital installation, to generative experiments which live on the net. Some of his favourite themes are identity, consciousness, the philosophical ramifications of artificial intelligence, big data and the relationship between humans and machines. Sometimes this work is political, frequently it is playful, often it is provocative or transgressive in some way. His works are frequently reported and cited online (BoingBoing, b3ta, Imperica, Computer Arts and Wikipedia etc.) Eric holds a degree in Philosophy and Psychology (Oxford) and an unfinished PhD in Cognitive Psycholinguistics (also Oxford). He is co-author on a number of patents dealing with PRISM-type surveillance technologies (long before PRISM became public), and a number of academic papers relating to neural network models of language acquisition and heritability. He also used to be a singer in an experimental hardcore band, an unsuccessful male model, and once took at dotcom 1.0 company from a bedroom project to 14 countries and back, spending $50m on the way. Twenty years ago he was a TV star in America, but he doesn’t like to talk about it.

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