The magazine MAQ September 2018 MAQ Magazine November 2018 - Page 148

Dali’s stereoscopic, artistic, intuitive conviction associated human evolution with Plato’s concept of a living infinite universe, the basis of the 20th Century concept concerning the functioning of an infinite holographic universe. My appreciation of Arthur C. Clarke and Benoit Mandelbrot’s ‘The Colours of Infinity’ (Clarke. A. C. 1995) is quite profound, but I was worried about their apparent exclusion of humanity evolving to infinity. This problem warranted an in-depth investigation into Dali’s obsession with infinity. His artistic emotional relationship with the Surrealist art movement from 1924 to 1966 involved Sigmund Freud’s theories on the unconscious mind and this idea was later dismissed by modern science. However, modern day neuroscientists appear to have associated Dali’s emotional worldview with “spontaneous electronical signals in the brain which we cannot help investing with meaning” (Ries. M. 8 October 2008). This ethical association with Kant’s definition of ethical artistic electromagnetic field reality can now be seen as belonging to a new medical science for the betterment of the global human condition.

Plato, Athens, 428/427 BC - Athens, 348/347 BC