Is mathematics a form of ‘religion’?

Is mathematics a form of ‘religion’?

By Paul Hartal.I believe that the esoteric revelations in Pascal’s triangle are embedded in the holographic structure of the transcendental cosmos, because the whole is present in every part. Thus, the hidden message emanates from the omnipresent fabric of the...
‘The Prince of Hampshire’

‘The Prince of Hampshire’

By Gil Dekel. As part of my PhD research in 2006 I have developed a character The ‘Prince of Hampshire’. The character personified elements of quantum physics, inspiration, and creativity, and allowed me to share ideas about the power of words, through performance and...
Graphic Design Brief

Graphic Design Brief

The inventor Charles Kettering is famously quoted as saying:“a problem well-stated is half-solved.”The first step in any design project is to define the problem that the design should solve. You want to understand the goals and objectives – the purpose of the...
You Never Thought What The Real Value of Critical Thinking Is

You Never Thought What The Real Value of Critical Thinking Is

Dr. Gil Dekel. What comes to your mind when you hear the phrase ‘critical thinking’? You may think of people who doubt everything? People that can’t stop asking arrogant questions which makes them very uncomfortable to be around?  Now, put your...
Dr. Dekel Colour Shift illustration

Dr. Dekel Colour Shift illustration

By Gil Dekel, PhD. While we refer to colours with specific names (such as: red, green or blue) in truth colours do not seem to have specific ‘identity’. They are not ‘separate’ from each other, and do not exist in ‘isolation’. Rather they affect each other and depend...
Design with five lines only – a lesson plan

Design with five lines only – a lesson plan

With Gil Dekel, PhD. Description: Create two different compositions using five lines only per composition. One composition should be ‘loud’; the other should be ‘quiet’. Objectives: Why? Learn to be creative and make the best use of minimum resources. Time, budget and...
Organising information through colours: design tips

Organising information through colours: design tips

By Dr. Gil Dekel How can colours support you in organising and designing information in your print or online projects?  Here is a summary of the chapter ‘Colour’ from Tufte’s book ‘Envisioning Information’[1], with further suggestions I came across during my work as a...
Warm and Cold Black

Warm and Cold Black

By Dr. Gil Dekel. Colours around us are extremely delicate. They can have gradations of shades and hues mixed. Nature is prolific in ‘creating’ elaborate colours. Look carefully at the example below. If you add red to black, you get a warm black. If you add blue to...
Hue, saturation and brightness (HSB)

Hue, saturation and brightness (HSB)

By Dr. Gil Dekel. Hue, saturation, and brightness are characteristics of colours. Hue is another word for colour. The hue (colour) is the dominant wavelength that we see, for example: red, blue, green. Saturation is the intensity of the colour. It is how vivid and...
RGB and CMYK Colour systems.

RGB and CMYK Colour systems.

By Dr. Gil Dekel. [About] Colours are made from different light wavelengths. There are a few ways in which light can produce colours. One way is the RGB system where colours are created electronically on TV and computers screens. RGB is called ‘additive system’....
Inspiration and Creativity in Art

Inspiration and Creativity in Art

Dr. Gil Dekel “This 20- minute lecture by Dr. Gil Dekel is worth a listen. The feeling at the end is, “How ‎awesome creativity is!” What is the artist really saying in each and every painting? Dr. ‎Dekel tells us.” – Mary Gwyn Bowen, nurse and art...
Knowing Tools: Knowledge-Extraction Methods.

Knowing Tools: Knowledge-Extraction Methods.

Dr. Gil Dekel. The Knowing Tools™ were designed to help you become aware of intuitive knowledge and information which already ‘exist’ in you. The tools will help you use your inner-knowledge to enhance your creativity, write articles, or develop art and design...
Learning to See: What to look for when taking photographs.

Learning to See: What to look for when taking photographs.

With Dr. Gil Dekel. Examples of photography concepts: Scale (Small, Spacious) – Space (Realistic, Conceptual, Empty, Crowded) – Layers – View point (High angle, Low angle) – Composition (Centred, Distributed) –  Depth of Field (Small,...
Dr. Dekel’s 10 most important rules for Graphic Designers

Dr. Dekel’s 10 most important rules for Graphic Designers

Dr. Gil Dekel. 1. Break the Rules: Learn the rules, and then break them. Invent new rules. But remember to first learn the existing rules, and only then to break them. 2. Listen: You have two ears and only one mouth, so listen twice than speaking. Listen, look, and...
‘A-Learning’ method to retrieve angelic academic data.

‘A-Learning’ method to retrieve angelic academic data.

By Dr. Gil Dekel and Dr. Loykie Lominé. Drawing from the Platonic idea of anamnesis, and Carl Jung’s practical experiments, Dr. Dekel and Dr. Lominé link creativity, pedagogy and spirituality. Facilitating a guided meditation within academic context, they explore...
Dr. Dekel’s 10 most important rules for Graphic Designers

Portrait of a Line

by Dr. Gil Dekel. ‘…a drawing of a person in not a real person, but a drawing of a line is a real line’  – Sol LeWitt [1]. Following this declaration by artist Sol Lewitt, I decided to paint a portrait – a portrait of a line… I was guided to use inks for the...
The Colour Wheel

The Colour Wheel

Dr. Gil Dekel (Art, Design & Media).   Buy hi-resolution print-ready Colour Wheel JPG and PDF files.   Examples of Colour Sets (Schemes): Monochromes – any single colour, on the colour wheel:   Complementary – any two...
Streaming Knowledge / Words into Objects: a research method

Streaming Knowledge / Words into Objects: a research method

by Gil Dekel, PhD. Download empty Template of the method. How does it work? 1.    Focus on what interests you (learn to ‘listen to yourself’). Words will then ‘come up’ to you. 2.    Complete the template table with the words. 3.    Use the words to...
Introduction to Innovation in the 21st century

Introduction to Innovation in the 21st century

By Dr. Gil Dekel, and Natalie Dekel (MPhil) Our society is constantly evolving, and with it comes an on-going need for new ideas and products that are different, sustainable, and useful for daily life. With technological and scientific developments the process of...
תגלית מסר אזוטרי במשולש פסקל

תגלית מסר אזוטרי במשולש פסקל

(גרסה אנגלית English) (Paul Hartal) פול זאב הרטל התחלתי לצייר ציורים בהשפעת הקבלה בשנות ה1990. לתדהמתי הגמורה, ניסיונותיי אלו הובילו לתגלית בלתי צפויה ומרגשת של תקשורת טרנסצנדנטלית. באלף-בית העברי, כל אות מייצגת ערך מספרי. כשהחלפתי את המספרים במשולש פסקל באותיות...
Felice Varini Year-By-Year

Felice Varini Year-By-Year

Chronology of Felice Varini’s works. Most works are shown here from the vantage point, as well as from outside the vantage point. All works were created with resin paint on landscapes. There is no Photoshop or image manipulations here.  To learn from Felice why...