two days ago i got an email from a psychology researcher in the netherlands. she had just completed a study about how people’s tendencies toward order and complexity correlated with aesthetic appreciation. she found that the more ordered and the less complex an image is perceived to be, the more soothing it is for most people. she used still blog images as part of her research, and suddenly my science background and my art background fused together. in 2012 i posted my first still blog image, and i’ve posted a new image every day since then. at no point did i ever assume that one of my images would be used to predict somebody’s aesthetic response to order or complexity in the netherlands. but in no way could that ever have happened, if i hadn’t started still blog in 2012, and posted a new image every day since then.
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