Saturday, 23 July 2011

hypothetical desert

HOLDEN   You're in a desert, walking along in the sand
LEON Is this the test now ?
HOLDEN Yes. You're in a desert, walking along in
the sand when all of a sudden
you lookdown and see a.....
LEON What one ?
It was a timid interruption, hardly audible.
LEON What desert ?
HOLDEN Doesn't make any difference what desert..
it's completely hypothetical.
LEON But how come I'd be there?
HOLDEN Maybe you're fed up, maybe you want to be
by yourself.. who knows.
So you look down and see a tortoise.
It's crawling toward you....

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

pub proscenium



Memory of species = genome

Individual memory = nervous system


External memory systems and supports, trace, object, mark, writing , - apparatus for access & re-activation

Part of ourselves is outside ourselves – cognitive technologies – our memory is in the apparatus: grammatised.

Externalised, memory is subject to [socio-, bio-] political control, feeding back to re-tool the organization of thought.


Benjamin’s sparks and flashes accelerate down optical cable, streaming speed of light, the event no longer precedes its seizure.