The progression of life in the universe is dependent on the passing of information over time. The information is coded in mathematical patterns which are eventually revealed to us as we come to understand our surroundings through experience and our narratives. Hagerty’s talk explores how this information is passed on a fundamental level, starting with Jung and the collective unconscious and on to biological systems and Chaos Theory.
Bull (Self Portrait) 2007 / Oil on Canvas / 48 x 48″
Hagerty will share a glimpse of his personal journey and how Jung and dream analysis profoundly affected his life, as a painter in particular but also and as a man in general. He will shine a light on the process through which biological systems, through DNA, can encode the collective unconscious. Additional topics and questions that will be discussed in his talk are: chaos, quantum, relativity, meditation, and lucid dreaming. Is the structure of the world directed or undirected? Is there consciousness or just intelligence?