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Google Hangouts

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Posted on: Thu, 2013-05-30 23:01   By: glue

Google Hangouts good setting for group conversation.  Richard, Sergio, and Ulmer hung out for an hour or so the other night, in the context of Richard Smyth's course on Electracy for the Underacademy.  Ulmer met Sergio at Clemson originally.

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Skype Clemson

Posted on: Wed, 2013-04-24 16:06   By: glue

Jan Holmevik's seminar at Clemson this semester correlated with Ulmer's seminar at UF on Ubimage (heuretics of ubiquitous computing). Tuesday evening I dropped in on Jan's class via Skype, to answer some questions about Avatar Emergency, especially concerning Konsult (the writing of the disaster).

Barbara Jo Revelle and Jack Stenner

Planning Choragraphy

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Posted on: Thu, 2013-02-07 14:50   By: glue

FRE lunch meeting at the Swamp.  Agenda:  Barbara Jo preliminary sketch for visualizing a dialectical image.  How does a milieu trigger involuntary memory (transference events)?  Revelle first mapped the epiphany system coordinating her childhood region (Pleasant Lake, Lost Lodge, Skeeversville) with the Miami River zone (documented and theorized in Miami Virtue).  This choral evention is updated to include the Stephen Foster neighborhood in Murphy's Well-Being.

Ulmer Lecture MIT Architecture

Collaboration Updates

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Posted on: Mon, 2012-10-08 15:36   By: glue

regory Ulmer was invited by Mark Goulthorpe to contribute to a transdisciplinary seminar that the latter organizes for the Architecture School at MIT.  The topic this year is "Waste and Failure," prompting a few jokes about the relevance of Ulmer's work to this theme.  Ulmer was preceded by sessions devoted to the choreography and performance of works by Bill Forsythe (deconstructive ballet), and on the dilemmas of nuclear energy and its waste.  Guiding Ulmer's remarks was a circumspective evocation of a transformation of the cogito from literacy to electracy, from Descartes's Je pense, don

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Avatar Emergency

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Posted on: Wed, 2012-06-27 14:07   By: glue

A reminder that the focus on "epiphany" as the experience supported by Appiphany, within the larger practice of konsult, is motivated by the heuretics of "avatar" explored in Avatar Emergency.  Here is the promo on the Amazon page.

Amartya Sen

Capability

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Posted on: Wed, 2012-04-04 23:50   By: glue
"The writings of Amartya Sen, Indian economist and philosopher, Nobel laureate in economics in 1998, are now recognized for their major contribution to the analysis of inequality and philosophical theories of justice. He argues that we must not only take into account individuals possess, but also their ability, their freedom to use their property to choose their own lifestyle....."
Warhol's Campbell's Soup Cans

H'MMM Disciplines

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Posted on: Sun, 2012-03-25 21:03   By: glue

Andy Warhol created the emblem appropriate for celebrating the H'MMM disciplines: Humanities + Movies Music Media.  Campbell's Soup's own motto could be included in the icon ("M'm! M'm! Good!"), suggesting how to enunciate the acronym ("the 'H'mmm! H'mmm! Good!' disciplines"). The "H" in "H'MMM" is distinguished, to reference the interjection "hmmm," which expresses a certain perplexity, pondering or thinking.  This is thinking about what is good, The Good (a transcendental category), hence, philosophy. 

Kettledrummer

Finitude

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Posted on: Sat, 2012-03-24 01:04   By: glue

To open the probe, "Kettledrummer" (1940), a late work by Paul Klee culmination of a series of "drummer" paintings.  The series alludes to an image that haunted Klee at the end of his life, the scene of Mozart on his death bed, delirious, gesturing as if playing the kettledrums of his "Requiem" Mass.  Merleau-Ponty, in his final project, developed his phenomenological ontology with reference especially to Klee (even more than Cezanne).  Merleau-Ponty cited Klee's diaries, from a passage that is the epitaph on Klee's tomb.  "I cannot be grasped in the here and now.  For I live just as well w

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