[NetBehaviour] For a talk I'm giving @ Pitt-Johnstown Day of Digital Humanities
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
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
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
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:
> 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.
> 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/keyword.rtf (as rtf)
>> http://www.alansondheim.org/keyword.txt (as text)
>> 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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