For some unknown reason, here in Finland, visual poetry has become, especially in the last five to ten years, a popular “genre” of all poetic forms. As a Finn, I have no explanation for it — why, when, does it have something to do with our nature, or geography. Perhaps during long, dark late autumn and winter nights, we need light, and have found it in this particular form. And not only visual poetry, but also asemic writing, concrete poetry, computer-animated works; they all seem to warm our minds and hearts.
Erwin Schrödinger developed the thought experiment of Schrödinger’s Cat—where a cat, sealed in a box, is both alive and dead at the same time in a quantum entanglement until an observer looks at the cat, at which point the cat is either alive or dead—to criticize quantum mechanics by showing how the theory breaks down at larger scales and cannot logically represent reality.