Sneak peek: George Boole-inspired sculpture on Brayford Pool

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A new sculpture inspired by Lincoln-born mathematician George Boole will be officially unveiled on Brayford Pool on Friday, July 8.

The artwork, composed of two interlocking arcs reflecting the surrounding water and foliage, has been created by the internationally-acclaimed Raqs Media Collective.

The sculpture was originally proposed to be floating in the water, however due to the complexity of the project it will now be stationed on the banks of the waterfront.

Photo: Emily Norton for The Lincolnite

Photo: Emily Norton for The Lincolnite

Entitled Perhaps, it will be situated on the banks of the Brayford Pool close to University of Lincoln’s main Minerva Building for two months.

Artist Monica Narula, from New Delhi-based Raqs Media Collective told The Lincolnite:”What we are interested in is thinking about thinking, because he [Boole] was quite interested in this question of the universe of discourse.

“That was what one of the interesting things about what Boole as a thinker was and what it means to break the binary of yes and no. We know that is at the heart of computing.

“The idea was to make something in which you could keep going through it from one portal into another without changing direction and keep going in and out, so in a way you’re both exiting and entering without changing direction so its not yes or no, it is perhaps.”

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