Monthly Archives: November 2013

Humberto Maturana & Heinz von Foerster: Meta-Science, Reflection

(I will be posting the two additional videos of Humberto and Heinz. Their brief engagements are very dense and rewarding. One of my favorite endeavors is to dive into dialogs. Thankfully these moments betwixt Maturana and von Foerster were captured … Continue reading

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Visual Experiment: On the Trail (ARK)

November 2013 – work-in-progress (ARK via Dreamlines) On the Trail 2013 SCalhoun – 14 x 11″

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Teaching Cartoons: Instrumentality 1 & 2

Samurai Prayer I HAVE NO PARENTS; I MAKE THE HEAVENS AND EARTH MY PARENTS. I HAVE NO HOME; I MAKE AWARENESS MY HOME I HAVE NO LIFE OR DEATH; I MAKE THE TIDES OF MY BREATHING MY LIFE AND DEATH. … Continue reading

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Mandorla: Trailer

Mandorla – working trailer – CA from Roberto Miller on Vimeo. Mandorla Movement >>via Robert Rich Facebook; Robert is doing the music. comment: Life is a system of ‘now you see it,’ and ‘now you don’t.” Alan Watts

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A Hidden ‘Meta’

Ernst von Glasersfeld Once knowing is no longer understood as the search for an iconic representation of ontological reality but, instead, as a search for fitting ways of behaving and thinking, the traditional problem disappears. Knowledge can now be seen … Continue reading

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Who Are Your Luminaries?

In my studio, on the wall with the window, I tacked up pictures of ‘mission-critical’ luminaries. The poster-like reminder above–using an original photo collage–tops the construction. I’m well-aware of my own personal pantheon of influential persons. One question I sometimes … Continue reading

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Everyone is going one place or the other, ‘cept corporations

On Heaven and Hell, God, and the Devil: You believe in heaven and hell? Nino Scalia: Oh, of course I do. Don’t you believe in heaven and hell? No. Nino Scalia: Oh, my. Does that mean I’m not going? Nino … Continue reading

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Kippie’s Ekaya

Kippie, (his new name and named in honor of South African jazz legend, Kippie Moketsi,) three months old, suffering from kitty PTSD, and looking out from the carrier after making the trip from the APL without a peep. Life is … Continue reading

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Free Play Softball League: Ludic Aspirations & the Blue Men Group

Onset: Free Play Softball League winter blues. As it turned out, the gentle slope in the westward direction of Forest Hills (and its Field #8) allowed us to set up an impromptu diamond in the southeast corner and play in … Continue reading

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Symmetry Visual Experiment

Work-in-progress, November 2013 Guardian Angel Dude; S.Calhoun; 28″ x 22″ draft version, for giclee, glassless float The display choices reflect that the symmetry experiments seems to me to demand at least a two foot, or longer, side. I have begun … Continue reading

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Teaching cartoon: Preparation

purloined from the Funny Times

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Silence

photo:S.Calhoun Hey brother, why do you want me to talk? Hey brother, why do you want me to talk? Talk and talk and the real things get lost. Talk and talk and things get out of hand. Why not stop … Continue reading

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Africa, the Original Home of Every Single Racist

Gotcha: We saw 12 Years a Slave last night. Powerful. Funny thread I was interested to learn that a currently fashionable notion of Christian fundamentalists holds that Adam, being a farmer, had to be from the vicinity of modern day … Continue reading

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A Fire God

2013 S.Calhoun; 22″ x 8″ dye giclee A keeper from the symmetry experiments using photographs from the back yard as source material, then FX wizardry. My Naive Art Gallery

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Cultural Cognition (4 Square Matrix)

  The bottom scale, moves right in increasing awareness of global warming risk. I collect matrices in the form of what I term a 4 Square. The above schema is a good one both for its content and for its … Continue reading

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Free Play Alignment

I asked by email for twelve and twelve came. There’s more to it than that. First: MONSTER SLAM BY JEDI MATT! Estimates as to length of home run varied from 375 feet to a parsec; still, a top five mash … Continue reading

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Sweetened

To our neighbors: What a beautiful fall! Everything shimmering and golden and all that incredible soft light. Water surrounding us. Lou and I have spent a lot of time here in the past few years, and even though we’re city … Continue reading

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