Concepts of inspiration

/ Terpsichora Ouranía Melpomene Polymnia Erato Kalliope Kleio Euterpe Thaleia /


Places, humans and materials that always inspires me with new insights. Inspiration refers to an unconscious burst of creativity in a literary, musical, or other artistic endeavour. The concept has origins in both Hellenism and Hebraism. The Greeks believed that inspiration or enthusiasm came from the muses, as well as the gods Apollo and Dionysus. Inspiration is also a divine matter in Hebrew poetics. In the Book of Amos the prophet speaks of being overwhelmed by God’s voice and compelled to speak. In the 18th century philosopher John Locke proposed a model of the human mind in which ideas associate or resonate with one another in the mind. In the 19th century, Romantic poets such as Coleridge and Shelley believed that inspiration came to a poet because the poet was attuned to the (divine) winds and because the soul of the poet was able to receive such visions and insights.


Carl Gustav Jung’s theory of inspiration suggests that an artist is one who was attuned to racial memory, which encoded the archetypes of the human mind. Further, inspiration could come directly from the subconscious.

There is a theory which states that if ever anyone discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable. There is another theory which states that this has already happened.

Library of Babel

It contain every possible combination of 1,312,000 characters, including lower case letters, space, comma, and period. Thus, it would contain every book that ever has been written, and every book that ever could be – including every play, every song, every scientific paper, every legal decision, every constitution, every piece of scripture, and so on. At present it contains all possible pages of 3200 characters, about 104677 books.

Gematria calculator

Gematria (גימטריה) originated as system of alphanumeric code or cipher later adopted into Jewish culture that assigns numerical value to a word, name, or phrase in the belief that words or phrases with identical numerical values bear some relation to each other or bear some relation to the number itself as it may apply to Nature. A single word can yield multiple values depending on the system used.

Internet anagram server

Generate various anagrams.

Random Text & Gibberish

Random text and other typography demos.

Dynamic Periodic Table

Interactive expirience with chemistry.

Online Tone Generator

Play a constant pure tone. Drag the slider to change the frequency being played.

Rewind the Red Planet

Mars today is a chilly desert. But ancient landscapes reveal a time when water may have flowed freely.

Cassini’s Grand Tour

After more than a decade exploring the system, Cassini will plunge to its doom in the planet’s atmosphere on September 15, 2017.

Virtual Art Sessions

An experiment in virtual reality painting with Tilt Brush.

100 000 stars

An interactive visualization of the stellar neighborhood created for the Google Chrome web browser. It shows the real location of over 100,000 nearby stars. Zooming in reveals 87 major named stars and our solar system. The galaxy view is an artist’s rendition.


A magical interactive artwork.