If you find the concept of “beauty is in the eye of the beholder” to be a tiresome cop out, you’ll appreciate a recent post by Jamie Huston, who has figured out what appears to be a propriety algorithm for quantifying relative beauty. His “T-scale” makes it possible to precisely determine how an In-and-Out burger rates relative to, for example, the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel or Amy Whinehouse.
Jamie is the author of the blog Gently Hew Stone, named partly because it resembles the author’s name (I had to work a bit to see it), but more for its reference to something Michelangelo said while carving his statue of David. Michelangelo envisioned the finished statue inside the block of raw marble and just chiseled away the pieces that weren’t part of it.
“Writing this blog is like that: I picture myself sitting before a hunk of raw possibilities with this keyboard as my chisel, and my labor of love is to reveal the beautiful ideas inside,” writes Jamie.
Jamie, who lives in his native city of Las Vegas with his wife and five children, teaches American Literature Honors at Centennial High School as well as Composition and World Literature at UNLV. In the church, he currently serves as a counsellor in the stake Sunday School presidency.
Read Jamie’s post on quantifying beauty, The T-Scale.