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Thursday, 27 October 2011

Art without Artist

My apartment in Bangalore is near the Kaikondrahalli Lake on Sarjapur Road. The trail around the lake is a lovely place for walking, jogging, and bird watching, at just about any time of the day. I photographed this beautiful flower growing wild there.

It is a work of art, but there is no artist involved! How can that be? Yes, it happens because of the relentless evolution of complexity in thermodynamically 'open' systems. I have explained that in great detail in my book Complexity Science: Tackling the Difficult Questions We Ask about Ourselves and about Our Universe (2010).