Friday, 31 August 2012

Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fund vs Franklin Mint

Following the death of Diana, Princess of Wales, the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fund was granted intellectual property rights over her image.[2] In 1998, after refusing the Franklin Mint an official license to produce Diana merchandise, the fund sued the company, accusing it of illegally selling Diana dolls, plates and jewellery.[3] In California, where the initial case was tried, a suit to preserve the right of publicity may be filed on behalf of a dead person, but only if that person is a Californian. The Memorial Fund therefore filed the lawsuit on behalf of the estate, and upon losing the case were counter sued by Franklin Mint in 2003. In November 2004, the case was settled out of court with the Diana Memorial Fund agreeing to pay £13.5 million (US $21.5 million) to charitable causes on which both sides agreed. In addition to this, the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fund had spent a total of close to £4 million (US $6.5 million) in costs and fees relating to this litigation, and as a result froze grants allocated to a number of charities.[4]  wikipedia

Monday, 20 August 2012

the Trojan Horse of planetary domination

The diffusion of seduction relations through the whole of so- cial activity also signifies the death of everything that once was alive about it. The generalization of simulation too makes it more and more manifestly impossible. It is thus at the moment of the greatest unhappiness when the streets fill with enjoyers without hearts, seducers mourning all seduction, the corpses of desires that no one knows what to do with.

It would be a physical phenomenon, like losing an aura. Like the electrification of bodies caused by an intense separation be- ginning to express itself until it disappears. A new closeness would come out of it, and new distances.

A total exhaustion of desire would mean the end of commod- ity society, and, of all society.

The landscape of a devastated eros

“As a general thesis, social progress and changes of era take place accordingly as women progress towards freedom.” (Fourier)

When the Young-Girl has exhausted all artifices, there is still one last one left, that of renouncing artifices. And that one, is truly the last.

By making itself the Trojan Horse of planetary domination, desire has stripped itself of everything that flanked it that was domestic, secluded, private. The prerequisite for the totalitar- ian redefinition of the desirable was in effect its becoming au- tonomous from all real objects, from all particular content. By learning how to apply itself to essences, it has unwittingly be- come an absolute desire, a desire for the absolute, which nothing earthly can satisfy anymore. This dissatisfaction is the central lever of consumption as well as of its subversion.

A communization of bodies is to be expected.

Tiqqun/ Jeune Fille

Sunday, 19 August 2012

What use does the Symbolic have?

When Jean Hyppolite asks: "What use does the Symbolic have?" Lacan answers: "The Symbolic, the Imaginary and the Real are useful in giving its meaning to a particularly pure symbolic experience, that of analysis." Since the symbolic dimension is the only dimension that cures, "The symbolic order is simultaneously non-being and insisting to be, that is what Freud has in mind when he talks about the death instinct as being what is most fundamental: a symbolic order in travail, in the process of coming, insisting in being realised."

A four-term structure maps the Real, the Imaginary and the Symbolic as replacing the second Freudian topography: ego/id/superego. Two diagonals intersect, while the imaginary rapport links a (the ego) to a' (the other), the line going from S (the subject, the Freudian id) to A (the Other) is interrupted by the first one. The Other is difficult to define: it is the place of language where subjectivity is constituted; it is the place of primal speech linked to the Father; it is the place of the absolute Other, the mother in the demand. The Other makes the subject without him knowing it. 

1954-1955 Le séminaire, Livre II: Le moi dans la théorie de Freud et dans la technique de la psychanalyse

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

17 Pythagoras may well have been the deepest in his learning of all men. And still he claimed to recollect details of former lives, being in one a cucumber and one time a sardine.


Saturday, 11 August 2012


One Minute curated by Kerry Baldry at The ICCI 360 degree video dome in Weymouth. The Treasuredome is an Artists’ moving image event, curated by Stuart Moore and Kayla Parker on behalf of ICCI (Innovation for the Creative and Cultural Industries) with Plymouth University; part of Maritime Mix – London 2012 Cultural Olympiad by the Sea

Friday, 10 August 2012

RUN. HIDE. FIGHT. Surviving an Active Shooter Event - English

It may feel like just another day at the office, but occasionally life feels more like an action movie than reality

The authorities are working hard to protect you and to protect our public spaces

But sometimes bad people do bad things

Their motivations are different

The warning signs may vary, but the devastating effects are the same

And unfortunately you need to be prepared for the worst

If you are were ever to find yourself in the middle of an active shooter event

Your survival may depend upon whether or not you have a plan

The plan doesn’t have to be complicated

There are three things you could do that make a difference


First and foremost if you can get out, do, always try and escape or evacuate even when others insist on staying, encourage others to leave with you, but don’t let them slow you down with indecision

Remember what’s important, you, not your stuff
Leave your belongings behind and try to find a way to get out safely
Trying to get yourself out of harms way needs to be your number one priority
Once you are out of the line of fire, try to prevent others from walking into the danger zone and call 911

If you can’t get out safely, you need to find a place to hide

Act quickly and quietly, try to secure your hiding place the best you can

Turn out lights and if possible remember to lock doors

Silence your ringer and vibration mode on your cell phone
And if you can’t find a safe room or closet

Try to conceal yourself behind large objects that may protect you

Do your best to remain quiet and calm

As a last resort if your life is at risk, whether you are alone or working together as a group

Fight, act with aggression, improvise weapons, disarm him and commit to taking the shooter down no matter what

Try to be aware of your environment, always have an exit plan

Know that in an incident like this victims are generally chosen randomly, the event is unpredictable and may evolve quickly

The first responders on the scene are not there to evacuate or tend the injured
They are well trained and are there to stop the shooter

Your actions can make a difference, for your safety and survival, be aware and be prepared

And if you find yourself facing an active shooter

There are three key things you need to remember to survive

Sunday, 5 August 2012

motto ware / breakfast poems

Earth hath not anything to show more fair:
Dull would he be of soul who could pass by
A sight so touching in its majesty:
This City now doth, like a garment, wear
The beauty of the morning; silent, bare,
Ships, towers, domes, theatres and temples lie
Open unto the fields, and to the sky;
All bright and glittering in the smokeless air.
Never did sun more beautifully steep
In his first splendor, valley, rock, or hill;
Ne'er saw I, never felt, a calm so deep!
The river glideth at his own sweet will:
Dear God! The very houses seem asleep;
And all that mighty heart is lying still!
I knew by the smoke that so gracefully curl'd
Above the green elms, that a cottage was near,
And I said, If there's peace to be found in the world,
A heart that is humble might hope for it here!

It was noon, and on flowers that languish'd around
In silence reposed the voluptuous bee;
Every leaf was at rest, and I heard not a sound
But the woodpecker tapping the hollow beech-tree.
And, Here in this lone little wood, I exclaim'd,
With a maid who was lovely to soul and to eye,
Who would blush when I praised her, and weep if I blamed,
How blest could I live, and how calm could I die!

By the shade of yon sumach, whose red berry dips
In the gush of the fountain, how sweet to recline,
And to know that I sigh'd upon innocent lips,
Which had never been sigh'd on by any but mine!

I knew by the smoke that so gracefully curl'd
Above the green elms that a cottage was near,
And I said if there's peace to be found in the world,
The heart that is humble might hope for it here.
Ev'ry leaf was at rest, and I heard not a sound,
But the wood-pecker tapping the hollow beechtree.
And here in this lone little cot (I ex- claim'd,)
With a maiden attractive to heart and to eye,
Who would blush when I prais'd her,
and weep if I blam'd,
How blest could I live and how calm
could I die
Ev'ry leaf was at rest 

recording demon /printer's devil / patron demon of scribes

Titivillus gathers up the fragments of these words
with which he fills his sack a thousand times a day.

collector of idle thoughts, errors in copying,  lost syllables, provocateur, inverter of type, mis-speller of words

This recording demon was said to frequent churches and monasteries, and write down the sins of anyone he saw there. The sins he collected were then taken down to hell where they would be counted against the guilty person on Judgment Day.

"I am a poure dyuel, and my name ys Tytyvyllus ... I muste eche day ... brynge my master a thousande pokes full of faylynges, and of neglygences in syllables and wordes."


counter culture / joseph berke

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Peace & Prosperity

chaplin / city lights / 1931

Brecht's donkey

July 24 On a horizontal beam supporting the roof of Brecht’s study, there is a painted inscription: "The truth is concrete." On a window ledge stands a little wooden donkey that can nod its head. Brecht has hung a little notice round its neck with the words: "I, too, must understand it."

Hobbes: there is no covenant with beasts

who are you?


1,1 1,2 1,3 1,4 1,5 1,6
2,1 2,2 2,3 2,4 2,5 2,6
3,1 3,2 3,3 3,4 3,5 3,6
4,1 4,2 4,3 4,4 4,5 4,6
5,1 5,2 5,3 5,4 5,5 5,6

You can get a "case" for passing kites. Usually a kite was passed from one inmate to another via one or more inmates. For instance, a male inmate would put a kite on his leftover food tray and the inmate who would pick up the trays would then find a way to get it to an inmate in another tank or cell. Sometimes sent to a woman on the entire other side of the jail.

prison talk