[NetBehaviour] Esperienza Gold Bullion

Max Herman maxnmherman at hotmail.com
Wed Nov 22 15:14:16 CET 2023


Esperienza Gold Bullion is an unencrypted value fabric sub-technology based on this email (EGB~1).

It follows the novel validation basis called Proof-of-Experience using a "brick weave" design with a high degree of indeterminate or quantum variability and analog preference.  Four photographs and three watercolors of a 3D yellow watercolor on folded paper brick and circular image of the face stamped onto the brick are in a private collection.

The underlying principle of Esperienza Gold Bullion is the bridge-garment-experience hypothesis.  This new speculation asserts the Mona Lisa is an allegorical portrait of Esperienza, Italian for experience and experiment, personified by Leonardo in his writing notebooks as "the common mother of all the sciences and arts," "the interpreter between humans and nature," and "the one true maestra."  The bridge is the flow of the history of art, science, engineering, and technology, and the garment is the present form of their inhabited structure.  The figure points to the garment for emphasis (as in Leonardo's 1517-18 drawing A woman standing in a landscape RCIN 912581).  Proto-neuroscience of meditation, proprioception, interoceptive inference, and the Default Mode Network is utilized.

Precursor poet Dante wrote about esperienza in Paradiso I and II and elsewhere, not personified but with clear emphasis including "a cui esperienza grazia serba."  The Latin experientia was at the core of all meaning for Roger Bacon in 1267 and Nicolaus Cusanus in 1441 (as well as many others including the studiolo surrounding Giorgione's La Tempesta of 1506, its bridge being contemporaneous to La Joconde).  In 1873 (2023 minus 150) Walter Pater said of La Gioconda, the most known human visual image today, "all the thoughts and experience of the world have etched and moulded there" and "The fancy of a perpetual life, sweeping together ten thousand experiences, is an old one; and modern thought has conceived the idea of humanity as wrought upon by, and summing up in itself, all modes of thought and life. Certainly Lady Lisa might stand as the embodiment of the old fancy, the symbol of the modern idea."

Leonardo wrote alongside his double-helical torus drawing of 1490 in the Codex Atlanticus 520r: "Body born of the perspective of Leonardo Vinci, disciple of experience.  This body should be made not of examples from other bodies but only with simple lines."  Montaigne, in his final essay "On Experience" (tr. Cotton 1686) quoted Manilius "By various trials experience created art, example shewing the way."  William Blake etched and wrote in All Religions Are One, 1788, using his new printing technology, after completing The Approach of Doom, 1787, that:

As the true method
of knowledge
is experiment
the true faculty
of knowing must
be the faculty which
experiences. This
faculty I treat of.

Esperienza Gold Bullion's origin is the blog titled "The Mindful Mona Lisa" about these topics, prompted by Italo Calvino's Six Memos for the Next Millennium (1985).  The blog outlines how the modernity designed by Dante and Leonardo (rooted in science, nature, art, sustainability, and cooperation) may inoculate the present from the virulent counter-vision of modernity composed by Machiavelli (based on weapons, force, deception, cruelty, death, and domination).  As Hamilton quoted Hume in The Federalist No. 85 (also 1788) "The judgments of many must unite in the work; experience must guide their labor; time must bring it to perfection, and the feeling of inconveniences must correct the mistakes which they INEVITABLY fall into in their first trials and experiments."

In 1502, one year before he started painting the Mona Lisa (Esperienza), Leonardo designed a bridge for Bayezid II to span the Bosphorus at the Golden Horn estuary as the largest bridge extant (see Paris Manuscript L, Folio 65v).


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