Article Number: 269
Hard Cover, German, Staple Binding, 12 Pages, 1900
Hanne Matthiesen

The Butterfly Effect

- Coexistence and Mutual Influence

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The "butterfly effect" is also a common trope in fiction when presenting scenarios involving time travel and with "what if" scenarios where one storyline diverges at the moment of a seemingly minor event resulting in two significantly different outcomes…

A visual artists’ book-in-a-suitcase dealing with coexistence and mutual influence of various random phenomenons. My inspiration comes from chaos theory the field in mathematics, physics, and philosophy that study the behavior of dynamical systems highly sensitive to initial conditions. This sensitivity is popularly referred to as the butterfly effect. Meaning that even very small differences in initial conditions (such as those due to rounding errors in numerical computation – or a butterfly moving its wing) yield widely diverging outcomes for chaotic systems, rendering long-term prediction impossible in general.

Language: German