Thursday, 15 June 2017

Born to do Math 65 – Errol Morris

Born to do Math 65 – Errol Morris
Scott Douglas Jacobsen & Rick Rosner
June 15, 2017

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Scott Douglas Jacobsen: Do you remember when we were talking about Errol Morris a little while ago?

Rick Rosner: Yup.

Jacobsen: So, his idea of the framing of a photo. Usually, when talking about a universe of discourse, it is a well-defined set of parameters for discussion on a topic within traditionally well-defined fields. IC lenses are fuzzy lenses, it is continually keeping in mind what is outside of the frame in a fuzzy way.

If it is biology, you understand, at the end of the day, that this has an underlying root in physics. It is just that this is a more convenient way to talk about this scale of organization. So, you use these scales and these stories.

Rosner: Yea, you talk about couples falling in love with mating behaviours rather than the biology or chemistry of it with the release of serotonin. You could go farther with out serotonin and dopamine work to regulate synaptic whatever, and then you can take it further and further down into the constituent molecules, but at that point you’ve gone way too far.

You are way out of the context of couples forming for most discussions. Some people’s jobs are to talk about the chemistry and biology and feelings of falling in love, but you don’t need to go that far when you’re talking about falling in love – within a…

If you’re asking someone for help about how to write a romantic comedy, the chemistry and biology may not come up.

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Rick Rosner
American Television Writer
Rick Rosner
Scott Douglas Jacobsen
Editor-in-Chief, In-Sight Publishing
In-Sight Publishing
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