A film about gates and gateways:
This was filmed at the door of Glendevon castle
Derivation of “Omphatyp”:
◾[Ompha] – from Omphalos, the centre, the belly, where until umbilically cut, we have home. Belly, also suggesting “gut reaction”.
◾[Typ] – from Typos, a blow, impression, image or figure. Where words and numbers have an equal place in understanding. And where words and numbers can be re-arranged. “Concrete poetry” was noted for the spatial placement of the words and numbers. This intrinsic typography was developed as an art-form by Ian Hamilton Finlay who has been an inspiration to me.
Omphatyps challenge the separation of the two cultures: Arts and Sciences. And why only two?
Unfortunately I could not make this recent conference. This debate was one that I had wished to attend. I have debated with Professor Alistair Burns before: however it was the subject of this particular debate, given the philosophy behind Hole Ousia, that captured my interest:I have just come across this most thoughtful reflection, following the debate by Professor Susan Benbow, Chair of the Ethics Committee of the Royal College of Psychiatrists: And here is a reply to Professor Susan Benbow by Dr Dave Jolley: I may have missed this conference debate but this communication between two colleagues heartens me enormously.