Monthly Archives: June 2014

Bambino Communicates

Our foray into animating mostly aging bodies for the purpose of continuing the autopoietic experiment set course on a perfect June day. Last week featured a walk-off comeback, but Sunday’s game echoed the game two weeks before, the bottom of … Continue reading

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Degrees of Becoming

It is not down in any map; true places never are. God keep me from ever completing anything. Oh, Time, Strength, Cash, and Patience! (Herman Melville)

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Explorer 2

A Portrait of Eliane Radigue (2009) from Maxime Guitton 4 years ago NOT YET RATED A portrait of Eliane Radigue, produced by the Austrian IMA (Institute for Media Archeology), which observes Eliane in her workspace, operating the ARP and talking about the process … Continue reading

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Explorer 1

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Inside the Psychologist’s Studio With Albert Bandura

Dr. Bandura wrote one of the few and most important papers on serendipity in adult development; except the paper, Exploration of Fortuitous Determinants of Life Paths (pdf), traffics in fortuity rather than serendipity! “Perceptions are guided by preconceptions. Observers’ cognitive … Continue reading

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chaosmosis: the emergence of order from chaos, engendering new autopoietic entities

Aesthetic paradigm 1. In Guattari’s work, as opposed to scientific paradigms, paradigms that are schizoanalytic, rhizomatic, and chaosmic, involving processes rather than structures. psychoanalysis, which claimed to affirm itself as scientific, […] has everything to gain from putting itself under … Continue reading

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Some Days You Eat the Bear, and Some Days. . .

Life is like heady wine. Everyone reads the label on the bottle. Hardly anyone tastes the wine. Buddha once pointed to a flower and asked each of his disciples to say something about it. One pronounced a lecture. Another a … Continue reading

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Fathers

One of the few photographs in existence–with myself and my father in it as adults. My dad loved to skipper and race Highlander sailboats. I did not like to do so, and would not after the summer of 1967; the … Continue reading

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Experience, Chance, Discovery, Insight, (and Amputation.)

(Slide #2) Experience, Chance, Discovery, Insight An interactive presentation and group exploration of the element of serendipity and novelty in programmed experiential learning, centered on a learning experience and discussion about the interplay of fortuity, learning style, sympathy/antipathy, deep meaningfulness, … Continue reading

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The Primacy of Experience

The body of research undertaken to date is compatible with the position that the “feeling of authorship” is a conscious sensation that is, in principle, no different from the feeling of seeing the color red or smelling a rose. What … Continue reading

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Symmetry Series – The Dowser

The Dowser — series – symmetry sketches from a photograph – S.Calhoun 2014 The source photograph, taken with an iPhone 4s, ProCamera app, is at the top. The manipulations were all done using the excellent stand-alone application (for Apple devices,) … Continue reading

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Cellular Mechanics

h/t CDM/Peter Kirn

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Unabashedly Stupid, Proud of It – and their ignorance is documented

Parade of idiots: The electorate could be sorted by decisive cognitive faults, and I mean by this the ones that reflect a complete inability to allow a fact to take the place of nonsense. Each of the following fibs eliminates from … Continue reading

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Talking

African parable: A hunter went into the bush and found a human skull. The hunter asked, “What brought you here?” The skull replied, “Talking brought me here.” Overwhelmed with his find, the hunter ran to tell the king. When the … Continue reading

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Close & Almost Error Free, But Never Perfect

The good life is a process, not a state of being. -Carl Rogers Ring the bells that still can ring / Forget your perfect offering / There is a crack in everything / That’s how the light gets in. – … Continue reading

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Law And Thrones, Game of Order

Curated GOT parodies from 2013

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