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The Technology of Sense
May 10, 2016 11:16 AM PDT
(Thoughts on my soon to be released book on Zero Books)
Before we're even born, we are taught how to process the world. After all, we are prefigured in the womb as a baby soon to arrive as a child, as male or female, as having a name and parents. Which is to say, we come to this world already enmeshed in elaborate cultural institutions, discourses, and ways of operating. There is no such thing as a clean slate, no immaculate birth. We are born somewhere, as something, a cog within a m
This mode of processing is institutionalized in school as well as in the media. But this mode is not neutral or natural. It entails a a certain architecture of relations between people, concepts, and knowledge.
Mentioned here: Geometry, Foucault, Bergson, viewing art, being creative, new ways of making sense, and more!The Worldly Experience of Thought
April 24, 2016 11:03 AM PDTThe Relationshop Between Theory & Art
April 18, 2016 07:41 PM PDT
Theory doesn't explain art; theory is art.The Infinite Richness of the Inbetween
April 10, 2016 10:02 PM PDT
Some thoughts on the plenum and how the space between things is full, filled to the brim with forces that are social, local, global, cosmic all at once. With reference to Merleau-Ponty and online dating.Diet, Knowledge, Time
March 03, 2016 11:30 AM PST
Diet, Knowledge, Time
March 03, 2016 11:12 AM PST
The Graduate, Age, Time, and Irony
February 20, 2016 07:39 PM PST
Watching The Graduate again recently, I was struck by the hilarity of youth thinking it understands life when it knows, we all know, our perspectives, feelings, horizon changes, relentlessly and necessarily — with some references to Gadamer and Bergson.The Graduate, Age, Time, and Irony
February 20, 2016 07:31 PM PST
Watching The Graduate again recently, I was struck by the hilarity of youth thinking it understands life when it knows, we all know, our perspectives, feelings, horizon changes, relentlessly and necessarily — with some references to Gadamer and Bergson.On Sense
February 09, 2016 07:21 PM PST
Sense is the way bodies cohere, or don't, in a perceptive field.
Sense is not the meaning of an experience; sense is the meaning + the immediate affect + temperature + speed + intensity + color + shape and the diverse terms in which different bodies interact and cohere, more or less, with other bodies (visible, invisible, organic, machine, vegetal (yes, that's redundant)).
Sense happens at the cusp of events, in the seams of bodies assembling and disassembling.
Sense is always at the point of its own dissolution, fragmenting infinitely into chaos or cohering too rigidly into cliché or meaning.
William Burroughs, in his cut-up method, plays at the borders of sense and chaos. It's often a subtle, tenuous, and moving line that separates one from the other. Artists reckon this moment at every moment.Sense & Meaning
February 06, 2016 10:24 PM PST
The distinction between sense and meaning....
Meaning is abstract, general, changing very slowly over time.
Sense is an immediate configuration of bodies.
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