Daniel Martin Diaz became immersed in scientific and philosophical theories. In particular, he became obsessed with scientific diagrams, which explain theories and properties through drawings. His interests also included subjects such as self-aware systems, philosophy, cellular automata, phase transitions, time travel, mystical behaviors at atomic and sub-atomic levels, and the mysteries of consciousness. Although these rudimentary drawings were without any leanings towards aesthetics, he found them to be beautiful, though that is clearly not their intention. Diaz was inspired to create his own interpretations of the concepts of consciousness and other theories on a scientific, philosophical, and spiritual level through a simplified means such as drawing. All of the projects he has created begin as drawings, which he feels have a beauty and intimacy that paintings cannot capture. The subtle lines that graphite creates and the quickness with which one can capture an idea makes this medium alluring. Daniel Martin Diaz and his wife Paula felt that these completed works would be best presented together in a beautifully designed book, and strongly believed that they should be accompanied by the writings of arts professionals and scientists from varying disciplines to offer their interpretations of the connection between science and art. Diaz is deeply grateful to have such an esteemed group of scientists and writers as contributors to this book. CONTRIBUTORS —Carlo McCormick is a culture critic and curator living in New York City. He is the author of numerous books, monographs and catalogues on contemporary art and artists. —Bo E.H. Saxberg MD, PhD (Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics) —Chris Duffield PhD (Science Technology, Biomedicine, Design) —Eric Nelson-Melby PhD (Philosophy, Plasma Physics) —David Walker PhD (Research, Eco-toxicology) —G.L. Golden PMP (Bioengineering, Art) —Paula Catherine Valencia (Writing, Art, Music, Philosophy) Book Design and Layout: Daniel Martin Diaz and Paula Catherine Valencia Editing by Janice S. Gore, PhD and Paula Catherine Valencia128 pages. 0.5 x 8 x 10 inches.