C~G, A~T, digital painting, from series, The Dialogue Of Clockmasters by David Engstrøm, 2009.

2 thoughts on “C~G, A~T”

  1. David Engstrøm

    Guanine ~ Cytosine, Adenosine ~ thymine, two complementary pairs that are themselves coexistent, dynamically inextricable…complementary. In Squigglespeak, we call this a “Squiggle square”. In the case of life as we know it, the coordination dynamics of just two complementary pairs, two ‘squiggles’ is sufficient to propagate~replicate the genetic code…

  2. David Engstrøm

    Only Guanine, only cytosine, only adenosine, only thymine, either guanine or cytosine or adenosine or thymine, guanine and cytosine and adenosine and thymine, guanine changing to cytosine changing to adenosine changing to thymine, cytosine changing to guanine changing to thymine changing to adenosine, between guanine and cytosine and adenosine and thymine, neither guanine nor cytosine nor adenosine nor thymine, beyond guanine and cytosine and adenosine and thymine…

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David Engstrøm

David Engstrøm

Co-founder of The Metastabilian Movement. Artist ~ Scientist, Musician, Writer and Metastabilian Muse. Ph.D. Neuropharmacology, UCHSC, Denver. Since 1991, Engstrøm has worked with eminent neuroscientist J. A. Scott Kelso to develop a conceptual link between Coordination Dynamics and Complementary Pairs. Kelso and Engstrøm co-wrote the book on the subject, The Complementary Nature (MIT Press, 2006). It presents a novel philosophy of complementary pairs grounded in the science of coordination called Coordination Dynamics. It also introduces a new name and meaning for the '~' text symbol, the squiggle sign, which symbolizes the complementary nature of given pairs of complementary aspects; it also introduces the The Squiggle Sense to mean a psychological sixth sense of The Complementary Nature.