Wizards.

This reminds me of S and the magician.

“I bear in my hands the disguise by which I conceal my life. A web of meaningless events, I dye it with the magic of my point of view.” Leiris

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This might not sound nice but…

Seriously, I sometimes feel like I’m in a world full of zombies. I’m always shocked at how gullible people can be and how eager they are to be accepted. Brainwashing, it’s actually really simple. Hello?! wake up can’t you see whats going on? I’m getting sick of pointing out the obvious. Maybe I’m just being a pretentious bitch, I don’t know.

I really want to meet William Gibson.

I like this quote;

The first man who, having fenced in a piece of land, said “This is mine,” and found people naive enough to believe him, that man was the true founder of civil society. From how many crimes, wars, and murders, from how many horrors and misfortunes might not any one have saved mankind, by pulling up the stakes, or filling up the ditch, and crying to his fellows: Beware of listening to this impostor; you are undone if you once forget that the fruits of the earth belong to us all, and the earth itself to nobody. ”

— Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Discourse on Inequality, 1754

yes, I think that being weird made me smart.

Thanks to S, I stumbled upon this: http://www.miller-mccune.com/news/this-is-your-brain-on-kafka-1474 The title was “This is your brain on Kafka: Does absurdist literature make you smarter”. Naturally I couldn’t click on the link fast enough. I was happy to discover that according to this argument, absurdist literature does touch into the deeper realm of understanding. In the string study the people who experienced the crazier version of Franz Kafka’s “The Country Doctor” where better able to re-pattern the string. This takes me back to my argument that through the common experience of art, lies understanding. Alas, hope.

Fear…

One word that keeps coming up is fear. It seems that fear-tactics are the easiest ways to to create compliance and make others agent to power. It stimulates us to act irrational, creates alienation between people, and brings out prejudices. So how do we deal with it? Is understanding it more the best way? confronting it?
These are two opinions on fear by Napolean and Einstein. they work together in a fairly indicative way.

There are only two forces that unite men – fear and self interest.
Napoleon Bonaparte
If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed.
Albert Einstein

waiting…

http://facetedwords.wikia.com

I can’t move forward with the dictionary (401 project) until I solve a presentation problem with myself. The question is; Do I make my own website, or use the wiki?

To understand my question, I first must explain my piece so far. The point of this piece is to create an emphasized subjective-reality, (I’m aware of the paradox in putting subjective and reality together, it’s the point, to put emphasis on the ironic truth) it’s basically another view or an abstracted view of the world of narrative. The words are facts interpreted through subjective thoughts, arguments, and situations. The point of view is stressed through the element of colour, each colour is a single facet, it stands as a cognitive embodiment of expression. Each coloured expression reveals a perspective and a list of words. These words are put in particular lists because they share fibers that fall suite to that particular facet revealed through the mood of the colour. Now, that’s not to say that one word can only fall suit to one colour, they can be expressed through multiple colours, this is what makes up the irony, the putting together of two (or more) truths. So far, they’ve developed a surprisingly funny dialogue, I’m considering putting some of it together for a play, which would un-abstract (is there an actual term I could use here? perhaps reconstruct? but that doesn’t work as it implies that it was deconstructed, which it isn’t it was simply translated into a new identity) from the alternate view of narrative that I have created. Now this is where my question comes in, if I leave it in it’s wiki-state, it will be at it’s purest form, it will exist as cognitive exploration through software  that was made with the intention of collective understandings, and differences in mind. The concept of wiki software is like the bottom layer or skeleton of the concept. However if I make my own website, it will follow the specific narrated design plan needed to convey a more horizontal hierarchy, which would relay the point most effectively. This is important because, I guess it would reveal my own opinion as the artist, it would make the entire thing have a signiture moral or viewpoint. My own reasons for creating this piece is based on my feelings, that there is no value in being ignorant. The egocentric or ethnocentric mentality, will only be lost and celebrated among those of your colour, and will only represent a theory of the truth, therefore the more worldly your view is, the more applicable it is to reign truth.

So do I create a narrative? or do I set the stage? Which brings me to this, is it possible to simply just set the stage? I guess it depends on what my narrative is. I’ve been stumped on this for weeks.
…I’m not sure if any of that makes sense.

anyways, here it is if you want to look
http://facetedwords.wikia.com

Symmetry.

This is really interesting, he presents two quotes I love and an idea I find really interesting. I’m surprised how much I understand mathematical theory, but still can’t solve simple math problems.
The two quotes are ;
The universe cannot be read until we have learnt the language and become familiar with the characters in which it is written. It is written in mathematical language and the letters are triangles, circles and other geometrical figures without which it means it is humanly impossible to comprehend a single word.

– Galileo

In everything…uniformity is undesirable. Leaving something incomplete makes it interesting, and gives one the feeling that there is room for growth… Even when building the Imperial Palace, they always leave one place unfinished.

– Japanese Essays In idleness. 14th century

new media art

When you think about it, almost everything that is produced now, is made through a process that is not physical. A movie, a photograph, a chair, a toy, these objects are no long convinced nor processed by the skilled craftsman, instead they are thought up designed on and delivered mind-to-machine to our figurative playground. When we look at art history the pieces artists of each era that are highlighted, are most often chosen for it’s depiction of the times. From studying these pieces of art, we learn about advancements, values, achievements, thoughts, and everyday life at the time. We choose to study these particular artworks to understand society at the time. I feel that although media artists are currently taking the backseat in the current highlights of present day modern art, they are displaying an indicative picture of the way we now process. When I say process I’m encompassing the manner in which ideas, communication, and research is conducted.