[NetBehaviour] passing through

Alan Sondheim sondheim at panix.com
Tue Oct 20 21:20:32 CEST 2015

Borromean to be sure - I have some books on knot theory here - it's a 
fascinating area -

On Tue, 20 Oct 2015, Bj?rn Magnhild?en wrote:

> Great post, photo, - and questionmarks --- the knot somehow??
> On Tue, Oct 20, 2015 at 6:34 PM, Alan Sondheim <sondheim at panix.com> wrote:
>> passing through
>> http://www.alansondheim.org/schooling52.jpg
>> what does it mean, that space passes through space? that time
>> passes through time? one space can pass through another; one
>> time can be embedded in another. but to pass through? a
>> translation - affine, dilation, diminution - or space? a circle
>> passing through a circle, a sphere through a sphere? or cross-
>> dimensional, a sphere through a circle, circle tangent to
>> hypersphere, any manifolds of any dimension passing through any
>> manifolds of any dimention, but the embedding? two spaces into
>> one, one set of coordinates - as if there were an all
>> encompassing space or infinite-dimensional space and then of
>> what order of infinity - the highest order conceivable, beyond
>> that? - in any case, if two objects pass through each other in
>> an embedding space, does space not pass through space? or no,
>> space does not pass through space, and perhaps this is
>> meaningless, think of definitions of dimension for example - so
>> then I think of metaphor (the 'I think' already implying mind
>> somewhere along the line of passage - and mind already implying
>> contamination, contagion) - like water through water - that's
>> possible - glass through glass, but then there's viscosity to
>> consider, thought through thought? time through time? rates
>> might well be different, neutrino for example, the experience of
>> time, the rate? but that's not quite the same thing (but then
>> there are time rates and velocities passing through other time
>> rates and velocities, at least around them, but 'through' them,
>> and then what happens to momentum, is time always leaping
>> forward, but then positrons for example might as well be moving
>> in reverse, and then what?)- for example people passing through
>> a city, psychogeographies; the metaphor of passing, passage,
>> paysage, the figure of speech, the figural, tends to dissolve -
>> and if, upon dying, upon the universe heads towards structural
>> annihilation - we are capable of becoming space, becoming time,
>> space-time, but I see these, then, as separated (senseless!) -
>> that broken flux - bad physics and cosmology - and nothing else,
>> thought gone in the gone world - then what? as 'then' itself
>> disappears - universe without consequence - but a survival
>> dependent upon the lack of witness - inconceivable, as well as
>> 'why is there being rather than nothing' - (think of the
>> differend of the differend for example) - another example, but
>> what of this nothing that from the previous (temporal, spatial,
>> space-time) boundary of the container (think of the weight of
>> time) - existence of mind, apparatus, proton (half-lives to all)
>> - is postulated, promulgated, always approaching, like the death
>> of organisms, promulgation itself; such promulgation then
>> naturally - one believes - self-annihilates over inconceivable
>> times and distances (or no time, no distance, no measuring, no
>> measurement left, no observer) - that's it, at that interval or
>> segment, nothing has passed through, neither interval nor
>> segment; in another universe, something that, theoretically as
>> well, must, of necessity, be bypassed, a local disturbance (from
>> without), elsewhere and elsewhen, internally not at all - such
>> that from the other side of the boundary, that construct must
>> appear as knot, aporia, entangled in annihilation, entangled in
>> a not, or not at all - (they're thinking about us, about our
>> 'condition,' elsewhere, elsewhen, cut off, just as we are, now,
>> for the moment of survival, structure, semiosis, as, for
>> example, an example or hypothetical, that knot which is the
>> example, that hypothetical which always elsewhere, elsewhen, is
>> not.)
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