[NetBehaviour] Filigree, Julu Twine Bounce (cuthrough.mp4), part-objects, objet petit a

Alan Sondheim sondheim at panix.com
Tue Nov 18 06:27:17 CET 2008




Filigree, Julu Twine Bounce (cuthrough.mp4), part-objects, objet petit a


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From Wikipedia:

In the psychoanalytic theory of Jacques Lacan, objet petit a (object
little-a) stands for the unattainable object of desire. It is sometimes
called the object cause of desire. Lacan always insisted for it to remain
untranslated "thus acquiring the status of an algebraic sign." (Écrits).

In 1957, in his Seminar Les formations de l'inconscient, Lacan introduces
the concept of objet petit a as the imaginary part-object (see Melanie
Klein), an element which is imagined as separable from the rest of the
body. In the Seminar Le transfert (1960-1961) he articulates objet a with
the term agalma (Greek, an ornament). Just as the agalma is a precious
object hidden in a worthless box, so objet petit a is the object of desire
which we seek in the other.

In the Seminars L'angoisse (1962-1963) and The Four Fundamental Concepts
of Psychoanalysis (1964), objet petit a is defined as the leftover, the
remnant left behind by the introduction of the Symbolic in the Real. This
is further elaborated in the Seminar The Other Side of Psychoanalysis
(1969-1970), where Lacan elaborates his Four discourses. In the discourse
of the Master, one signifier attempts to represent the subject for all
other signifiers, but a surplus is always produced: this surplus is objet
petit a, a surplus meaning, a surplus of jouissance.

Slavoj Žižek explains this objet petit a in relation to Alfred Hitchcock's
MacGuffin: "[The] MacGuffin is objet petit a pure and simple: the lack,
the remainder of the real that sets in motion the symbolic movement of
interpretation, a hole at the center of the symbolic order, the mere
appearance of some secret to be explained, interpreted, etc." (Love thy
symptom as thyself).

From Wikipedia:

Objects are initially comprehended in the infant mind by their functions
and are termed "part objects". The breast that feeds the hungry infant is
the "good breast." The hungry infant that finds no breast is in relation
to the "bad breast." Through repeated experience, internal objects are
formed by the patterns emerging in one's subjective experience of the care
taking environment. These internalized images may or may not be accurate
representations of the actual, external others. With a "good enough"
"facillitating environment" part object functions eventually transform
into a comprehension of whole objects, which corresponds with the ability
to tolerate ambiguity and to see that both the "good" and the "bad" breast
are a part of the same "mommy."

From Wikipedia:

Filigree (formerly written filigrann or filigrane; also known as telkari,
the name given in Anatolia, meaning "wire work", and cift-isi, pronounced
chift-ishi, meaning "tweezers work") is a jewel work of a delicate kind
made with twisted threads usually of gold and silver or stitching of the
same curvy motif. It oftens suggests lace, and is most popular in French
fashion decoration from 1660 to the present. It is now exceedingly common
for ajoure jewellery work to be mislabelled as filigree. While both have
many open areas, filigree involves threads being soldered together to form
an object and ajoure involves holes being punched, drilled, or cut through
an existing piece of metal.

The word, which is usually derived from the Latin filum, thread, and
granum, grain, is not found in Ducange, and is indeed of modern origin.
According to Prof. Skeat it is derived from the Spanish filigrana, from
"filar", to spin, and grano, the grain or principal fibre of the material.

From Wikipedia:

This article is about the modern county of Julu. For the Julu County of
the Han Dynasty, see Julu County (Han Dynasty).

Julu County (???) is a county of Xingtai Prefecture, Hebei Province,
China. Prior to the Sui Dynasty, Julu had been known as Nanyi County
(???). The name was changed and became Julu, with the Chinese for Ju being
written either as ? or ?. In 1980, the name was standardized as ??.

From Wikipedia:

Twine is a strong thread or string composed of two or more smaller strands
or yarns twisted together. More generally, the term can be applied to any
thin cord.

Natural fibers used for making twine include cotton, sisal, jute, hemp,
henequen, and coir. A variety of synthetic fibers may also be used.

From Wikipedia:


Deflection, particularly of a solid object striking a surface

In entertainment:

Bounce (film), a 2000 film starring Gwyneth Paltrow
Bounce (musical), a 2003 musical by Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman
Bounce music, a style of hip hop music that originated in New Orleans
Bounce FM, a fictional radio station in the 2004 video game Grand Theft
Auto: San Andreas
Bounce (album), a 2002 album by Bon Jovi
"Bounce" (Bon Jovi song), a song from the album
"Bounce" (song), a 2005 single by Turkish pop singer Tarkan
"Bounce" (Sarah Connor song), a 2003 single by German artist Sarah Connor
A song by Timbaland from his 2007 album Timbaland Presents Shock Value
A song by System of a Down from their 2001 album Toxicity
A song by Aaron Carter from his 2000 album Aaron's Party (Come Get It)
A song by Katchafire from their 2003 album Revival
A series of children's programming, segments of which are broadcast on the
PBS Kids Sprout cable-television network

In sports:

Bounce (jump), a type of fence in equestrian events
Bounce (golf), a term referring to the shape of the head on certain golf
clubs
Running bounce, a skill in Australian rules football
Ball-up, a method of restarting play in Australian rules football

In technology:

Bounce (network), a networking term for masking connections, or sometimes
a synonym for reset when applied as a verb to a server
Bounce message, sent when e-mail delivery fails
Contact bounce, a common problem with mechanical switches and relays

In other:

Bounce (banking), to tender a check for which one has non-sufficient
funds, or the return of such a check
Bounce (fabric softener), an American brand of fabric softener sheet
produced by Procter & Gamble
Bounce (texture), in mouthfeel, the rate at which a foodstuff returns to
its original shape after partial compression
Bounce was the pet dog of poet Alexander Pope
An uptick in a candidate's polling numbers during a political campaign.


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