Friends with web pages:
Damir Jelisavčić and Aleksandra Djorić Jelisavčić
Slobodan Popović (page in preparation)
Miloš and Ljubomir Aćimović
I apologize to all other dear people not mentioned here! They know how much I care for
and love them. They are the wood poet sang about:
That they might do this wonder thing;
Nathless I have been a tree amid the wood
And many a new thing understood
That was rank folly to my head before.
Great visionaries and personal icons:
(in no particular order!)
Philip K. Dick – visionary above all others, being re-discovered (sadly enough) 25 years after his death
Thomas Pynchon – “invisible” author of masterpieces such as “Gravity’s Rainbow” and “Crying of Lot 49”
Plato – you remember what A. N. Whitehead said about history of philosophy, don’t you?
Nick Cave – punk-rocker, poet, actor, novelist, a prototype of creative personality
R. Buckminster Fuller – “has better claim to the title of polymath than any man since Leonardo” (R. A. Wilson)
Pekić – the greatest writer of my hometown,
Jorge Luis Borges – stories, poems, puzzles, riddles, the giant who defined modernity in literature
Sir Fred Hoyle – great astronomer, great person
Stephen Jay Gould – paleontologist, evolutionist, fighter for science and reason, writer of both style and substance
Rene Magritte – my favorite modern painter
Humphrey Bogart – king of actors, what else to say?
Kurt Gödel – all in all, perhaps the best brain of XX century (and one of its strangest characters)
Nikola Tesla – one of the greatest inventors of all time,
Carl Sagan – it’s 10 years since his death, and his vision is livelier than ever
Heraclitus of Ephesos – the world is fire!
Stanislaw Lem – the
best SF author alive (stopped writing some time ago though). UPDATE:
sadly enough, Lem expired on
Howard P. Lovecraft – controversial, scary and thought-provoking
Konstantin Tsiolkovsky – a fascinating early futurologist and rocket scientist
Leonard Cohen – last 30 years would be much harder without his music
Robert Anton Wilson – great writer, even greater conspiratologist
Abu Ja'far Muhammad ibn Musa Al-Khwarizmi – where did you think terms algebra and algorithm come from?
Ursula Le Guin – the second best SF author alive, but still a colossal figure
Strugatsky brothers – famous duo of Russian SF writers, every book of their wise, humane and noble
E. Knuth – computer scientist and inventor of
Maurits C. Escher – an artist who most successfully bridged the gap between science and art
Roger Bacon – a.k.a. doctor Mirabilis and not without reason
Arnold J. Toynbee – a historian wise beyond comprehension
Sid Meyer – the greatest game designer in the Galaxy (as of now)
Jodie Foster – the best actress of modern times
William S. Burroughs – language is a virus!
Orson Welles – a paradigm of cinematography as an art
Pieter Bruegel the Elder – best Rennaissance painter
Beatrice Tinsley – the best of many female astrophysicists, died tragically young
Empedocles of Acragas – one of the coolest figures in the history of Western thought
Michael Moorcock – father of the “multiverse” concept
Karl Adolph Anderssen – first (unofficial) chess grandmaster; played “Immortal” and “Evergreen” games
Gregory Chaitin – mathematics as a novel of suspense and mystery
Danilo Kiš – his imagined worlds are more real and alive than everyday reality
Richard Wagner – The Ring rules all
Freeman J. Dyson – great physicist and even greater visionary
Max Ernst – well, the second favorite modern painter, but a great inspiration nonetheless
E-mail me all comments and suggestions!
Last updated: 25. VI 2006.