Category Archives: Storytelling

Licking the Good Finger

This was making the rounds in 2000… it’s timeless in its wisdom. Des étudiants en médecine reçoivent leur premier cours d’anatomie avec un vrai corps humain. Ils sont tous réunis autour d’une table d’opération avec le corps recouvert d’un drap … Continue reading

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Dare I Teach a Peach?

Reading and participating in the discussion surrounding Kathleen Fitzpatrick‘s Generous Thinking made me primed. I immediately perked up to the possibilities of an analogy with scholars and librarians and teachers and farmers in David Mas Masumoto‘s description of a farmer’s … Continue reading

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actualization of the potential form

life writing writing life … Daphne Marlatt “writing in order to be” In Sp/elles: Poetry by Canadian Women edited by Judith Fitzgerald perhaps the motivation behind the push to new forms is the need to find a way of writing … Continue reading

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Thrown in the Way of the Mind

In conversation with Bonnie Devine about Indigenous objects in museum collections and the opening up of those collections to contemporary art practice, she made the point: every object has a story and a job to do I recorded that reflection … Continue reading

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Home Page — Paging Home

The Internet Archive Wayback Machine offers glimpses into one’s past like this home page from 2001 What you may ask is a home page? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Home_page A personal home page historically has served as a means of self-portrayal, job-related presentation, and … Continue reading

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Animating the Birth of a Mountain

There is a trove of treasures on the National Film Board site including a short film by Alison Reiko Loader. https://www.nfb.ca/film/showa_shinzan/ Showa Shinzan The description: This animated film tells the story of a young Japanese girl’s relationship with her grandfather, … Continue reading

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the impossibility of an ending never begun

We shall never again inhabit that fantasy of ourselves that never was, for now we know it to have been a fantasy. Dana Seitler “Write, Paint, Dance, Sex Queer Styles/American Fictions” in After Queer Studies: Literature, Theory and Sexuality in … Continue reading

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Three Nodes

On Actor-Network Theory [I]t can more technically be described as a “material-semiotic” method. This means that it maps relations that are simultaneously material (between things) and semiotic (between concepts). It assumes that many relations are both material and semiotic. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Actor%E2%80%93network_theory … Continue reading

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Subjectivation and Narrativisation

We begin with the characterization of a person. Lynne Huffer. Mad for Foucault: Rethinking the Foundations of Queer Theory p. 117 For Foucault, as for Deleuze, subjectivation includes more than social or linguistic construction. Indeed, it includes more than the … Continue reading

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Good Questions Good Stories

Act I – The Question A young gentleman asked: Does anyone not have a cellphone? His parent answered: Yes, as a matter of fact. Who? My friend and co-worker François. Why? That’s a good question. Act II – The Answer … Continue reading

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