What does "NataData"
"NataData" is an
artificial compound of "Nata" [Sanskrit]
and "Data" [Latin]
and might mean "the data of the dance(rs)" or "the dancing
data" or even - if you like - "the data-dancer".
NataData furthermore is a (phonetic) reverence to the most
significant illustration of
the hindu god Shiva (Śiva)
as NataRaja, the King of
Dance(rs), which represents more than any other icon the
extraordinarily rich and complex cultural heritage of
"NataData" is intended as a symbolic combination of the
specific oriental and occidental approaches and skills in philosophy,
science and economy, exemplified by the holistic integration of power,
joy, liberation and innovation as represented by
Nataraja on the one hand, and the typical
western analytic and scientific
by the concepts of
on the other.
Looking for an
counterpart in the Western hemisphere I came up with probably one of
the ten most famous graphics in the world:
Leonardo da Vinci's
pen and ink
sketchbook-drawing, the famous Vitruvian
I wonder whether anyone has ever noticed and mentioned this obvious
iconic parallels before.