Monday, November 4, 2013

The second step in organizing a book

Quantum, physics, Charlene BrownInuksuk in Victoria Harbour |Watercolour and crayon |©2013 Charlene Brown

Explaining strange new ways of visualizing

Such as a curved universe

Or a parallel universe

 Or supersymmetry

Or fractals

In my first blog post about organizing a book, I mentioned I was following the advice of ChrisGuillebeau, who said the perfect introduction to a book often comes late in the writing process... I decided I should start lining up aspects of the book that I have already written about, and have been doing that for several blog posts now.
But… Chris also points out that when you work from the middle indefinitely, a manuscript will become disjointed, and it requires some effort to stitch it all together.  Before too long, you should draw up an outline. After that you will be ready to write an Introduction. 
So here’s my first stab at Step 2 – an outline.

The Fine Art of Physics

Introduction: Art and Science – the subjective and the objective
1.    History of breakthroughs in the arts and sciences – parallels and crossovers
2.     Is imagination more important than knowledge? – Einstein thought so!
3.     Are artists better able to visualize problems and solutions?
4.     Are artists more innovative, and capable of lateral thinking?
5.     The next Leonardo Da Vinci – with both subjective and objective genius

The illustration above, which I believe will fit into Chapter 3, shows excerpts from a computer-painted video, ‘The Theory of Everything’ that I made in 2008.  
The Theory of Everything, or Unified Field Theory, when it is finally formulated, will combine quantum mechanics and relativity, and could explain everything about physics.This would make just about anything possible – anti-gravity, time travel, inexhaustible convertible energy, teleportation… Strange new ways of looking at our universe are required.