Peter and Reka on the Staten Island Ferry, New York City

The ‘Staying With Art’ Team

Above: The Staying With Art team, Peter B. Lloyd and Reka Komoli, on a wet and windy day on the Staten Island Ferry, New York City. Photo © 2015, Reka Komoli.

Peter B. Lloyd, writer & editor

My background is in mathematics and science, my but passion is for philosophy, with an interest in information design and the history of subway maps. I have self-published three books on philosophy, and had one book on the history of the New York City subway map published by Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT Press).

book covers

I have also had essays published in a series called SmartPops by BenBella Books

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and a long chapter in a peer-reviewed  book on the philosophy of mind:

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The project I am currently working on is a multi-volume history of the New York City subway map. Following on from the RIT Press book on Vignelli, these will be self-published. I am finalising the first of these volumes at the moment!

Reka Komoli, photographer

Reka is a professional photographer, currently studying for a Masters degree in Photography in the University of Westminster. Here are a few pictures from her portfolio:

Reka pics

On a less serious note, Reka also runs a highly popular Instagram account for the two cats Artemis and Apollo, @TheMaineCoonLife:

Artemis and Apollo


2 thoughts on “The ‘Staying With Art’ Team”

  1. How interesting, mathematics and art. I personally believe they are one. In fact, everything is a mathematical pattern. I seek to find a connection between esoteric wisdoms with physical or earthly realms. How and why they are divided.
    I found out you from your group. Glad I decided to visit your blog. Thank you

    1. Hi Andrea,

      Thanks for your comment.

      Well, they are certainly close relations, mathematics and art. You might find interesting the works of my friend and former Londoner Peter Kingsley, who has studied the ancient Greek origins of Western rational thought – which eventually gave birth to mathematics – in the mystical and even magical thinking of the Pre-Socratics. Fascinating, and probably mostly true as far as I can tell. It also connects with Robert Pirsig’s line of thought at the core of ‘Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance’. Science-&-mathematics versus art-&-spirituality seems more like sibling rivalry than the clash of two cultures!

      PS I dipped into your blog – it’s very poignant. I’ll have to go back to it.


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