[NetBehaviour] For a talk I'm giving @ Pitt-Johnstown Day of Digital Humanities

none aha at aharonic.net
Mon Aug 24 20:09:43 CEST 2015


Things todo while waiting for the sun to be Nearly down.

A few pre noting notes:
Hopefully something might be relevant here. Not entirely comprehending the
context apart from - giving a talk.(??)
Attempting to read the text from possibly how it seems to be written
rather than how I'd like to write if it was me..
However, I did do that silly human thing of checking for a pattern, and
staying with it. Perhaps it could be more riveting to read from and out
such patterns..? I'd do in a personal text, not someone else's.. Which
kind of takes us right into the pattern/thread that seems to Be..(?)

The focus seems to be of examples to do with mashing edges and totalities
of stuff.

In a sense, without having the totality, the edges might be well hidden,
and by focusing on such endings of things - they seem to require a
perception oriented in absolutes.

(An absolutive oriented programming..? ;) )

It seems to have a territorial oriented perception - of spaces, endings,
and edges. These corners are being put together, brought together as a
sort of collage(??). I think am trying to say that each action of bringing
these edges together - perhaps a Surge in the Notes' own vocabulary - has
a unique collection of these ends.

Hence, it seems that each note can be an example - or Is an example(??) -
of an edges surge.
Here are a few examples:
When speaking of life and death (in virtual worlds), it seems to take
these as binary objects, oppose to one another - hence by putting them
together, the edges become apparent. (this perception is based on language
of "death and "life", rather than a softer focus such as a process of
living, etc..)

Dance/movement as a practice that brings together the virtual and the
physical realities. Or the sense of them. Again there is a sense of edges
coming together to form a new element/thing.

Glitches - visuals(?? I assume here that we talk of visual ones, could be
all sorts though..) that are made when an edge of code meets an edge of
electronic/electric element/s.

Language and its entangled limits. (i am not sure how this terminology
operates. however, in my mind, this seems to be of a linked nature with
the sense of digital/virtual - often used with a language for its program
- and its intrinsically linked edge - ie. the materiality of a
device/network line, body, etc..)

The surge ofcourse is an absolute, and ISIS offers a new absolutativeness.
In a sense, ISIS is a sort of an embodied surge, bringing together the
ends of terroristic perception meshed with an abosolutist historical
perception, and statist/nationalistic edges, coming from breaks and
breaking the Sykes/Picot borders and colonial assumptions - all occurring
at the edges of deserts which meet fertile lands.

(Perhaps ISIS should be declared a Sondheim performance gone a bit

I could go on with examples, including the sense of elements going Wrong -
ie breaking and by default new corners come together to form a malfunction
sense? (again, wrongness might require a sense of totality..)
Clutter as sense of things coming together, focusing on the perceptions
that rise via the sort of new body that comes out..?

In that sense, - new body that comes out - I thought that perhaps the
terror algorithm was/is a bit illustrative..? Almost decorative as such?
Just wonder how it might be if it was a terror oriented programming
language.. Or even much more interesting, I think, a terror calculus -
hence allowing new terror formations to be..?

Also, talk of computer kind of languages.. Perl and language, and human
language.. Perhaps there could be a perl for camels? A perl that perhaps
is a camel? Or camel oriented? Might be a perl that's hardly thirsty? Or a
perl that is for deserts?

Hey.. Hope this somehow assists in something - or some process - been a
pleasure to delve into! :) Many THANKS for sharing, Alan!

Cheers and ciaos!

On Mon, August 24, 2015 9:30 am, none wrote:
> Hiya,
> WOW! Will give more time, hopefully tonight for reading and maybe even
> gaining some grasp - interpretative or otherwise.
> Know the feel, the sense of Ouch! Not sure how to talk about that that...
>  Sometimes, as a way to deal with it, I begin to talk about
> linked/related topics/ideas with unsuspecting folk in waiting
> operations/sequences. i.e. Supermarket queues, bus stops, etc..
> Kind of forcing another and instant way to consider a question in a way
> that has to, at least, be understood as shared - if not communicated.
> Cheers!
> aharon xx
> On Sun, August 23, 2015 7:46 pm, Alan Sondheim wrote:
>> For a talk I'm giving @ Pitt-Johnstown Day of Digital Humanities
>> September 12, at the
>> University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown in Johnstown, Pennsylvania
>> http://www.alansondheim.org/macgridsection.png
>> http://www.alansondheim.org/keyword.rtf (as rtf)
>> http://www.alansondheim.org/keyword.txt (as text)
>> http://www.alansondheim.org/haml01.jpg
>> There will be a _lot_ of accompanying videos and stills.
>> Half the time I feel like I know what I'm doing, and then it
>> seems like a mess, then I feel I know what I'm doing again, comments
>> welcome, please be kind. :-(
>> Thanks, Alan
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