DINOMA – Acrostic without meaning, only gets meaning when contacts with the material world, the human world and the natural world

What is DINOMA

Acrostics have their origins in the ancient Babilonia1. In the Greco-roman world, acrostics were widely used for sacred means. The roots of the word come from the greek ἀκρο- which means extremity and στίχοϛ which stand for line or verse2. DINOMA is an acrostic word without any specific meaning that can be pronounced in different languages in the same way. When the word DINOMA enters in contact with the material world, gains a particular significance and all the various elements that can be derived from it share the same ideals and philosophy. The same happens when DINOMA enters in contact with the human world. It acquires another meaning and all the different initiatives that derive from this branch follow a particular philosophy and share a similar path. Even when the word enters in contact with the natural world, acquires a specific meaning and invites to preserve and dialogue with nature. Feel free to explore the group of initiatives that comprise the DINOMA space.

Before the advents of science, as we know it today, the mass of knowledge that our societies have gathered was enclosed into was known as the liberal arts. Trivium and Quadrivium in the ancient world comprised the different schools of thought3. This theory has been abandoned, making science and art evolving as separate entities. However, today is more relevant than ever that science and art cannot and should not develop as different tracks. Technological advancements should grow parallel with emotional and cultural developments of the society. When we Analyze the impacts of believing in only one truth and following only one way of doing things, it is observable how the wicked problems of our modernity are becoming more challenging and difficult to tackle. It is also visible today that one answer cannot fit all. There is a possibility to combine once again science and art. by doing so; it could be possible to bring new alternatives for our current state of evolution. The renaissance and empowerment of the applied arts and crafts, which in our specific case refers to the design field, is no longer grounded exclusively in the humanities, but it is blending with pure sciences. The past century, was a scenario where the mix of different areas of knowledge was unachievable, primarily as each one of the fields of expertise was looking in a particular direction. Today this is no longer valid and is evolving to propose a new world where all can cooperate and co-create together, maintaining equilibrium, prosperity, and wellness, as our natural ecosystems are doing it for millions of years.

Camilo Ayala García, Ph.D.

Founder of dinoma.

 

1- Krumbacher, K. (1904). Die Akrostichis in der griechischen Kirkenpoesie, in Sitzunberichten der philos.-philol. und der histor. Klasse der Kgl. Bayer. Akademie der Wissenschaften, München 1904, pp. 551-69.

2- Carucci, A. (2008). Il tetrastico in versi “eroelegiaci” dell’innografia bizantina. Chaos e Kosmos.

 3- Bastús, J. (1862). El Trivio y el Cuadrivio o la nueva enciclopedia. El como, cuando y la razón de las cosas. Barcelona, IVH de Gaspar.