Universal Algorithm of Experience
September 19, 2008 4:57 PM   Subscribe

Universal Algorithm of Experience: Rev. Luke Anthony Murphy has produced four books of graphs over the past five years: Relationships, Spiritual Matters, Money, and Problems. These graphs are attempts to give shape to the conditions that produce the internal environment of anxiety. Recently a group of these were presented in a show called Wilderness at Bernadette Salvage Fine Arts in conjunction with 7hours in Brooklyn. Rev. Luke Anthony Murphy is a painter and shows this work as well as his digitally produced drawings and photos in New York, Toronto, and Berlin. He currently lives in East Harlem, New York, and works for CBS.com.
posted by Fizz (16 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
See lukelab.com for a much better introduction to Luke's work than that Cabinet link.
posted by oulipian at 5:11 PM on September 19, 2008

It seems to me that you could have provided more than one link for all of that biographical info. I don't know, this read like an about the author section of a book jacket...
posted by softsantear at 5:20 PM on September 19, 2008

I've always wanted to make a graph showing the normal relationship between ham and bitter weeping!
posted by lumensimus at 6:34 PM on September 19, 2008

This looks straight out of the Museum of Jurassic Technology.
posted by mullingitover at 6:56 PM on September 19, 2008

All I'm seeing is Timecube with a budget. Am I supposed to be appreciating this ironically or earnestly?
posted by regicide is good for you at 7:03 PM on September 19, 2008

It's not an algorithm, it's a formula.
posted by delmoi at 7:13 PM on September 19, 2008

I don't get it.
posted by desjardins at 7:21 PM on September 19, 2008

Something about all this suggests Asperger's Syndrome--not that there's anything wrong with that, of course. But I see a brilliant obsession, even if I can't figure out why the artist appears to be posing as a cleric.
posted by rdone at 8:09 PM on September 19, 2008

um, no. i need something with moonlight and waves in the water. perhaps a horse or two would be nice in the background...for over the sofa.
posted by billybobtoo at 8:20 PM on September 19, 2008

Looks like there is a strong future in bitter weeping.
posted by TwelveTwo at 8:28 PM on September 19, 2008

...and ham.
posted by lumensimus at 8:39 PM on September 19, 2008

Two great tastes!
posted by TwelveTwo at 8:53 PM on September 19, 2008

What? I'm with the "are we making fun of timecube guy?" crowd. What is the takeaway here? That I can use his little online tool to make meaningless and arbitrary graphs? Can't Excel do that?

I'm serious - what should I be seeing here that I'm not seeing?
posted by MythMaker at 1:08 AM on September 20, 2008 [1 favorite]

"Science works 'cause it got numbers and graphs."

"My pseudo-scientific mysticism becomes SCIENCE-Y when I spuriously quantify the subjective, and add graphs!"

"Falsifiable hypothesis? Repeatable trials? Objective measurements? What dat?"

"As long as I appropriate the outward appearance of something, its actual content is unimportant."

I'm sorry, am I missing something, or is this just as much pseudo-scientific bullshit as the "colon cleanser" infomercial I was subjected to while eating at the dinner tonight?
posted by orthogonality at 1:29 AM on September 20, 2008

I really like the "Surface of Anxiety" one in which shows a geometry being pulled into a singularity of "pure porn".
posted by wobh at 2:23 AM on September 20, 2008

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