Tag Archives: Passages

Integrity and Memory and Praise

For a co-worker moving on to other work… if I were to laud her, I would point to her integrity and her love of poetry and I would quote from Robin Blaser’s essay “Particles” collected in The Fire: Collected Essays … Continue reading

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Howard translating Deleuze describing

Richard Howard translator of Proust & Signs by Gilles Deleuze renders a description of a party attended by characters who have aged. It is exquisite. Mme de Guermantes’s salon with the aging of its guests, makes us see the distortion … Continue reading

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Vanished Boundaries Remembered

Shawn Micallef, one of Toronto’s psychogeographers, wrote some time ago in an issue of Eye Weekly about a particular sculptural piece: On Yonge Street, the Hogg’s Hollow dip divides the city deeper and wider than the Don Valley and is … Continue reading

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Estate Sales

We Are Still Married: stories and letters by Garrison Keillor has a piece called “Estate” which is about a stint as a writer of obituaries and a frequenter of estate sales. He speaks of an editor: But I managed to … Continue reading

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Counting and recounting

In A Beautiful Mind, the biography of John Forbes Nash Jr. by Sylvia Nasar, one finds the following passage Margaret Wertheim, author of Pythagoras’ Trousers, a history of numerology, has pointed out that “people look to the order of numbers … Continue reading

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Ghost Days Spectral Hours

Jill Walker Rettberg. Blogging To really understand blogs, you need to read them over time. Following a blog is like getting to know someone, or like watching a television series. […] A blog consists of more than words and images. … Continue reading

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Spectral Hours Ghost Days

Jill Walker Rettberg. Blogging To really understand blogs, you need to read them over time. Following a blog is like getting to know someone, or like watching a television series. […] A blog consists of more than words and images. … Continue reading

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Cartography

First stanza: We are fooled by the map. Because of the map we are tricked into setting out. Last stanza, also in a sense the first: We are always setting out, as if to discover where the map ends will … Continue reading

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Transitions

Adrian Mackenzie from “Transduction: invention, innovation and collective life” Technological change is consistently and emphatically represented in the form of new artefacts or objects, rather than practices, arrangements and ensembles. The focus is usually fixed on new and highly commodified … Continue reading

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