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The Abode of Two Bodies

Jean-François LyotardThe Postmodern Explained Oriented to the world within and without: [Claude] Lefort [in an article about the novel 1984*] uses the name of the body to designate the two entities Merleau-Ponty tried to consider together in The Visible and … Continue reading

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Composition and Conversation

From a letter to a friend … Camera in hand or not, would you consider the interplay of framing as a dance with the object of contemplation, a dance that supports remembering the object of contemplation? I am led […] … Continue reading

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How, What & Where

Donald Culross PeattieAn Almanac for Moderns“December Fifteenth” Three questions … three wishes. A philosopher with a biological turn of mind has to ask himself three questions. How does life do what it does? What is it made of and how … Continue reading

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Loop Behaviour & Representations

Brenda LaurelComputers as Theatre – Second Edition Representation as triggers for action (one senses the ghost of ideology critique) … [Page 212] Rob Tow says that the defining characteristic of an “entity” is that it demonstrates a “perception-representation-action” (PRA) loop … Continue reading

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Over the Moon

A detail from a calendar from the Dairy Farmers of Canada. I like how the image of the cow is positioned as jumping over the full moon. And so for day 315431.07.2015

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By Night or By Day

Edgar Allan PoeEleonora Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night. Found on a Baci wrapper with versions in Italian, English, German and French. And so for day 315229.07.2015

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Looking by Listening to Names

Robin Wall KimmererGathering Moss Attentiveness alone can rival the most powerful magnifying lens. The essay goes on to consider the intimacy that informs attentiveness, an intimacy mediated by nomenclature. And so for day 315128.07.2015

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Interpretation & Rhetoric

Reading approaches composition… An Aristotelian rhetoric is a rhetoric of interpretation. Such a rhetoric brings composing close to the activity of reading. Ellen QuandahlAristotle’s Rhetoric: Reinterpreting InventionRhetorical Review Vol. 4 No. 2 (Jan 1986) And so for day 314825.07.2015

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Worlds & Encounters & Standing on Guard

Bahar OrangWhere Things Touch: A Meditation on Beauty[ 102-103 ] Daniel Coleman In Bed With the Word is invoked for his take on Ricoeur’s hermeneutics of suspicion and hermeneutics of affirmation. Reading is ecological for what it does to our … Continue reading

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The Complexities of Even Simple Language

Samuel R. DelanyMad Man Thought is part of language. But everything we perceive, either through our senses, or through our bodily feelings, or through sitting in the dark with our eyes closed, remembering or thinking or figuring, is the linguistic … Continue reading

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