Saturday, 31 October 2009
Friday, 30 October 2009
Thursday, 29 October 2009
Friedrich Nietzsche, “On Truth and Lies in an Extra-Moral Sense”
Fragment, 1873: from the Nachlass.
Compiled from translations by Walter Kaufmann and Daniel Breazeale.
Text amended in part by The Nietzsche Channel.
(downloaded from http://www.geocities.com/thenietzschechannel/tls.htm)
Wednesday, 28 October 2009
Tuesday, 27 October 2009
Monday, 26 October 2009
Sunday, 25 October 2009
A Biblical and Theological Dictionary, John Farrar, 1884:
There is a difference between the meaning of the word desert as it occurs in Scripture, and the ordinary signification. The word generally rendered DESERT in Scripture, means a grazing-tract uncultivated and destitute of wood, but fit for pasture. The "pastures of the wilderness" are named in Scripture. Psal. lxv. 12; Joel i. 19. These deserts greatly varied with the seasons of the year. In summer they were burnt up with excessive drought; in the winter they were covered with pasturage. Whence it is that the Arabian tribes retreat into their deserts at the approach of autumnal rains, and when the drought commences they return to the lands of rivers and mountains, in search of the pastures which the deserts no longer afford. In the Bible, the different tracts mentioned as deserts are, Sin, Paran, Shur, Sinai, Kadesh, Judea, & c. The Hebrew word YESHIMON is applied to the desert of Arabia Petrea, in which the Israelites sojourned under the guidance of Moses. Numb. xxi 20; xxiii. 28. This was the most terrible of the deserts in which the Israelites dwelt: "A land of drought and of the shadow of death, a land that no man passed through, and where no man dwelt." Jer. ii. 6. "A waste howling wilderness." Deut. xxxii. 10
A Concise Etymological Dictionary of the English Language, Walter Skeat, 1897:
Series, a row. [L.] L. series, a row. - L. serere, to join or bind together [pp. sertus].
desert , a waste. [F. - L.] O.F. desert, a wilderness. - L. desertus, waste; pp. of deserere, to desert, abandon. - L. de, away [negative]; serere, to join.
Dürer's Saint Jerome in his Study has often been interpreted in conjunction with two other master engravings (Meisterstiche) by the artist, also from 1513-14- Knight, Death and the Devil (1513; AMAM inv. 44.29), and Melencolia (1514)--and viewed especially as a spiritual (if not formal) pendant to the latter work.
Weber suggested that the Saint Jerome and Melencolia corresponded to the traditional scholastic divisions of secular and divine knowledge; and that Saint Jerome, who consciously relinquished the former for the latter, was the perfect example of divinely inspired erudition. Panofsky further contrasted the brooding angst and disordered surroundings of the tormented genius in Melencolia with the peaceful diligence and ordered efficiency of Saint Jerome; the Saint Jerome "opposes a life in the service of God to what may be called [in the Melencolia] a life in competition with God."
Saturday, 24 October 2009
Friday, 23 October 2009
You are invited to reverberate in LOCUS initiated by Claire Morales
Voices utterances echoes resonant frequencies
Claire Morales utilizes the HOVEL time and space as a lab of transparent process to investigate sound transformation, creating a living system, detecting sound emission in out around the space.
Exploring environmental noise with custom-built software using Pure Data [Pd], a real-time graphical programming environment that is ever developing, ever changing according to the intentions of its users.
The frequencies that visitors create in the space are absorbed into the system interacting with the acoustics and fed back; the somatic dynamic nourishing the locus uroborus with presence.
This is the fifth intervention by an individual artist at HOVEL.
Address: 37 Evelina Mansions,
New Church Road
Camberwell, SE5 7JW
The space is Open for transverberation throughout the week starting Monday 19th October until Sunday 25th October 12 - 6pm.
Culmination: 25th October 4 - 8pm
From Camberwell Rd. go to Bowyer Pl onto New Church Rd.
Transport: Elephant, Buses to Camberwell, 35, 40, 45, 171, 68, 12.
From Oval, Buses 36, 185, 436
Thursday, 22 October 2009
Monday, 19 October 2009
Further expanding the already large class of Foucauldian apparatuses, I shall call an apparatus literally anything that has in some way the capacity to capture, orient, determine, intercept, model, control, or secure the gestures, behaviors, opinions, or discourses of living beings. Not only, therefore, prisons, madhouses, the panopticon, schools, confession, factories, disciplines, judicial measures, and so forth (whose connection with power is in a certain sense evident), but also the pen, writing, literature, philosophy, agriculture, cigarettes, navigation, computers, cellular telephones and--why not--language itself, which is perhaps the most ancient of apparatuses--one in which thousands and thousands of years ago a primate inadvertently let himself be captured, probably without realizing the consequences that he was about to face.
Saturday, 17 October 2009
Wednesday, 14 October 2009
(Kittler, Es gibt keine Software. In: ders.: Draculas Vermächtnis. Technische Schriften).