The Albury Wodonga Superfiction 1993
Collaboration Peter Hill and J.J. Voss (Photographer)
S U P E R F I C T I O N S
- An American philosopher of science who has virtually made the term
his own through his influential Structure of Scientific Revolutions.eg Flash
Art over the last few years
He disagrees with
Sir Karl Popper as to whether these changes occur like one huge nervous breakdown
afflicting the dominant paradigm, or whether it comes like a series of small earth
tremors. Paul Feyerabend has successfully synthesised both ideas.
The computer scientist Margaret Masterman (in a paper published in Criticism and the
Growth of Knowledge) has identified 23 distinct ways in which Kuhn uses the term paradigm
change (in his 1962), ranging from likening it to a pack of cards and all the games
contained within that closed system to a dominant scientific theory.
1906 was the year of the great paradigm changes with Picasso's invention of analytical
cubism and its overturning of the paradigm of Western perspective, and also the year
Einstein formulated the general theory of relativity and overturned Newtonian mechanics.
The mental manipulation and internal mapping of time and space is also evident in both
Picasso's later synthetic cubist works and in Einstein's Special Theory of Relativity.