Archive for the 'Art' Category

Apuntes de Ignotus I

Inventory, animals in the apartment 1 cloudy-eyed black spaniel 1 bowlegged white cat, orange ears 1 black and white kitten, rowdy Uncounted: neons and guppies in the fishtank Inventory, languages you might hear on the streets of Parla, a working-class suburb of Madrid, Spain Castillian (“Spanish”) Arabic Chinese Water for guests In the old times, […]

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New new media media

The operations of digital encoding stretch and fold both media and content. If there’s a horizon between the two, it’s the porous membrane between data and display, not a partition into the meaningful and the meaningless. We should speak about “a media” rather than “a medium”: Inherent plurality drives the digital experience. “New media” gets […]

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Age and Consequence

You were born old and famous and you will die young and unknown. Trace the edge between age and consequence.

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Altazor

Vicente Huidobro’s poem Altazor, el viaje en paracaidas (Madrid, 1931) can be found here. »Se debe escribir en una lengua que no sea materna. »Los cuatro puntos cardinales son tres: el sur y el norte. »Un poema es una cosa que será. »Un poema es una cosa que nunca es, pero que debiera ser. »Un […]

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Billy Taylor, a remembrance

Last Thursday evening the television brought me news of Dr. Billy Taylor‘s death, at 89 years of age. I remembered my younger self, a 13-year old dazzled by a master musician, privileged to sit down to dinner with him and his trio. My sister says he even played our piano. He was in our home […]

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The Sokal Hoax Revisited

Alan Sokal’s notorious hoax gets re-examined, some 15 years later, by Michael Bérubé in “The Science Wars Redux” [Democracy, Issue #19, Winter 2011]. At 3QuarksDaily Dave Maier reviews Bérubé’s essay, in “Another Round with Michael Bérubé.” It’s interesting that the waters are still roiling after all these years, but more to the point is that […]

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E.M. Cook, Artist

It’s Ada Lovelace Day, Dec. 10, and I fell to thinking about the women who have influenced me. A woman, Ethel M. Cook, set me on the path to being an artist. There is a sparse biography of her at the Springfield, Ohio, Museum of Art. I knew her as a true friend, and suppose […]

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Clockface by D’Luz

My good friend Darrell Luce offers clocks with beastly faces for sale on CafePress, in the ignoMarket. It’s the perfect Halloween gift, which he’s offering at Thanksgiving so you can buy it for Christmas. CafePress is one of many WWW enterprises offering virtual storefront space. CafePress provides standard templates for creating your own mugs, t-shirts, […]

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Skin of the Mind

Suppose meaning arises not from linguistic “deep structure” nor yet from the construction of the world-as-language but from corporeality: the perpetual intercalation of body and world and language. Meaning obtains not from resemblance, nor representation, nor signification, but from the shimmering of language over the surface of the world (skin of the mind) when it […]

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Jazz Ensemble

Jazz Ensemble from the Old Town School of Folk Music plays Thursday, August 12, at 8:00 p.m. at the Blue Stem restaurant and martini bar. Music by Tadd Dameron, Lee Konitz, Joe Henderson, Chick Corea, Lionel Hampton, Wes Montgomery, Woody Shaw and Julian “Cannonball” Adderley. I’m playing piano–I haven’t played with people for some 30 […]

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