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Optical Illusions

Les illusions d'optique Optical Illusions
An introduction to the quantum way of thinking in daily life
Every day in our thoughts we can observe hesitations, oscillations between diverse views, overlapping sentiments, the interference of multiple messages, entanglements of influences, uncertainties of our observations, nonlocality of situations, as well as intentions and actions beyond all logic.
Some of those mental schemas have achieved a level of fame through their use in physics, known as quantum, enabling spectacular technological advances with semiconductors, lasers and electronic equipment. A quantum is simply the smallest quantity of indivisible energy, as Democritus (-460, -370) foresaw.
However, we can notice the presence of those same schemas of perception and action each time we want to understand the complexity of areas in which we are immersed and of which we are part of every day, for example optical illusions, art, physics, psychology, sociology, life sciences, mythology. Those mental activities would seem to be linked to the structures of some of our assemblies of remarkable neurons.
Our discoveries would thus reveal schemas unaware of the processing of our perceptions, those of a current productive thought, in everyday discussion with our senses, our memories and our rational reflections.

Engineer of the National Polytechnic Institute of Grenoble, Professor of Electronics at the University of Montreal, Senior Executive of three large companies, President of the French Association of Industrial Advertising, Consultant in human relationships, Painter, Xavier Bolot conducts his research work with logistical support from the Higher National School of Arts in Bourges, and as a member of the CEAQ Paris V Descartes Sorbonne (centre of research on current and everyday life).
He has developed contributions to neuroscience by publishing: Drawing in Real Perspective, Neutral Light, How to Represent Action, Three Realities, with Harmattan Paris, and Drawing in Real Perspective with Mandrake of Oxford, UK. His works are currently being translated into English, Spanish and Chinese.

The english version is in progress

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The Three Realities

Les trois réalités The practice oh the three realities, physical, perceived and represented, allows to get intelligible concepts we enconter in the everyday life, when we negotiate, when we observe a physical phenomenon, during a sport competition, in metaphysics, biology, psycology or architectrure.

How explain, if we take care of it, that we see in a cathedral curvilinear pilars when we know that they have been built rectilinear and taking a photos we see another curve ?

Following individuals, time, civilisations those three realities have coexited in a way equilibrated or not, evoluting with different speeds.
What happens today ?
How reacts the postmodern people in front of moth-eaten institutions inherited from modernity : trade unions, trade associations, guildes, religions, academies, oldish scools ? How to explain absenteeism to elections, disaffection to institutional arts, the spreading of tribes, the giant aperitifs, the raves, Hip Hop where people dance on his head ?

This book involve us in a multiple and without partitions approach of the world.

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[i]260 pages, 100 illustrations, 22 exercices of drawing.
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Drawing in Real Perspective

drawing in real perspective Perspective is an integral part of drawing and painting.
It is however poorly understood today.
Our representation of perspective in France dates from the 17th century, enforced by an edict made by Louis XIV.
It consisted of drawing receding straight lines starting from a vanishing point.
However, the ancient Greeks used specific curves.
This heritage was not taken up during the Renaissance.
In an investigative atmosphere, this book unmasks beliefs we received on the Renaissance and our contemporary culture. We learn to believe what we see, using a natural technique that is amazingly efficient and simple.
We rediscover again the Greek knowledge, and the researches of Leonardo da Vinci, Henri Matisse and David Hockney.

Drawing in Real Perspective is published by Mandrake of Oxford, U.K.

Magazines as various as Pratique des Arts, Artistes Magazine, Mémoire des Arts, Tangente, La Revue du Praticien, Le Géant des Arts, o'r radios as France Info Sciences, Radio Résonance, France Bleu, have promoted this innovation.

The school of Agnès Laribi from Kunstgewerbeschule of Bâle, Switzerlanden, teaches even now the Real Perspective.
The school of Gloria Avila in Montreux, Switzerland, supports also Real Perspective and Neutral Light ideas.

Foreword from Jean Marie, Professor of perspective of French National Schools of Fine Arts.

The text fully illustrated reveals the shows the Parthenon construction mystery and present an easy way to represent natural space, as the one used by Leonardo da Vinci calking on a window pan a landscape or an object.

Orders translation in american to xbolot@wanadoo.fr
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The Neutral Light

la lumière neutre You do not see with eyes only.
How Montgeron school blind men, in Essone, France, can play basket and score ?

Why do we believe frequently that the sun is yellow when in the physic world his main radiation is situated in the bleu green zone ? We do not believe that our neighbourg eyes are in the middle between his cheek and the top of his skull, even when we can verify it with a measure. We believe that some colors bring nearer and others take away, when neurosciences don't tell it.

Why two sketchers, from a living model, will give to their sketches, the first the aspect of a statue, the second the feeling of a living presence ?
The Neutral Light allows us to capture life in space time, beyond visual appearances. The author proposes a new draught and color culture.

Magazines having today notice the book : La Recherche, Le Monde, L'Humanité, Artistes Magazine, PerformArts, EspaceTemps.net, Remue.net, Mémoire des Arts, Monumental, Le Géant des Arts, Pratique des Arts Megastar, Le Populaire, La République du centre, Le Dauphiné Libéré, La Dépêche du Midi, La Nouvelle République, Le Républicain Lorrain, la Montagne, La Voix du Nord, Midi libre, La Provence, ainsi que Radio Résonance, RCF et France Bleu.
Conferences : Conseil Général du Cher, Orléans et Tours Faculté des Sciences, Paris Maison de l'Isère Place du Palais Royal.

Forewords and opinions of : Paul Devautour, Director of the National Schooll ofFine Arts of Bourges an dArtistic Directorn ort Shangaï Fine Arts School ; Jean-Pierre Cohen Addad, Professor of Physics of University J.Fourier, Grenoble; François Michel, Director of Researches in Neuropsychology CNRS, Lyon I; Alain Carlier, Professeur agrégé of clinical pharmacy University Paris V; Michèle Arnold, psychanalyst, psychotherapist at CMPP and CAMSP, Bourges.

The text is easy to read , fully illustrated and written in a mood of surprising dicoveries.
[i]La Lumière Neutre[i/] us a pluridisciplinary work which describes our way to perceive the world to the light of our today knowledge.
This work reveals to us our multiple sensorial possibilities, the hypothesis made in a permanent activity by our brain for predict forms and compute colors. This book invites us
To manage the three realities : physical, perceived, represented.
Seeing realities in another light concerns our today life and generates a new creativity in any ability, drawing and painting being focused as experience fields.

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To See in Action

vision dans l'action The living, because of the laws of thermodynamics, is in a state of permanent unbalance and growth by its actions on the environnement and his systems of internal regulation.
Now, hazard is present, in each stage of the building of the living, from the protein til the deliberating though.
How then, in a hazardous and contingent world, organised herself the perception of living ?
How to represent those perceptions among contemporary arts of the globalisation mondialisation with various cultures and traditional or new technologies ?
The XXth century brought us major scientific discoveries in physics and neurosciences
recasting ours conceptions of the human being and allow us a new approach of our perceptions and representations.

We see only what is useful to trigger an action.
Our brain is a formidable engine to anticipate.
We perceive first the presence of our environnement before constructing forms.
What are then the significants ?
The caracteristic step of a friend is enough for his identification.
The tennis man sent back the ball by training but without seeing it.
We can, when we know well somebody, understand his happiness or is suffering because of the tiny movement of his corner of his lips or lines of his face.
The significant, as any object of perception may be perceive conciously or unconsciously.
The significant is an expression of emotion an time.
We have still to identify what triggers an alert or an action.
What do I see in action ? What must I pick up in the protagonist action ?

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