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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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Underestimate

Do not underestimate my psychic abilities: arbitrary nondeterministic behavior may result. You have been warned.

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Bread Piece

This is the first performance work I ever created, while still a student at Brown University. It mystified my fellow students enough that they considered it “art.” Well, why not. Bread Piece Elements: A paper bag with the word “Red” painted in green on one side and the word “green” painted in red on the […]

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Measuring Piece

Measuring Piece Measure a cord into a number of equal units derived from the human body. Extend the cord over the ground. Record the positions of the cord. Gather the cord together. Paul Hertz, 1976. My exposure to Fluxus through my ethnomusicology teacher Fred Lieberman was undoubtedly instrumental in the creation of this piece. First […]

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Attention Piece

Attention Piece #1 for Jon Cates Attracting. Standing at. Paying. Dividing. Concentrating. For one or more performers. Jon and I have been discussing attention or “presence,” the capacity to attract attention, for some time. Juan Teodosio Pescador, 2010.

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Cottonwood Debris

Cottonwood Debris, originally uploaded by Ignotus the Mage. Cottonwood seeds have been blowing everywhere through our neighborhood over the last two weeks. I’ve heard that finches will make a meal of the cottonwoods catkins–we sure have a lot of house finches and a few goldfinches around. This pile accumulated on a windy day in a […]

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