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CCR competition finalist 2016: Accidentals (recalculated)

Accidentals (recalculated)
Ian Gibbins

The work fuses mathematics with poetry and showcases the aesthetics of equations. ~ Zata

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accidentals (recalculated), the probability that accidents do happen, if you slip and fall, fly too close to the sun, if your car runs off the road, if you cut your finger, miss a secret assignation, catch (or not) a slip of the tongue, when words fail, when all you have left is abstraction, operators, a lasting approximation, a mathematician’s code

IAN GIBBINS retired in 2014 after a career as an internationally recognized neuroscientist for 30 years and Professor of Anatomy for 20 of them at Flinders University, South Australia. He is a widely published poet in-print and on-line, working across diverse styles and media, including electronic music, video, performance, and public art installations. He has produced three collections of poetry: “Urban Biology” (2012); “The Microscope Project: How Things Work” (2014; with artists Catherine Truman and Deb Jones) and “Floribunda” (2015, with artist Judy Morris). Ian also has a significant role running the Adelaide Festival of Ideas.

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