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"The first question I ask myself when something doesn't seem to be beautiful is why do I think it's not beautiful. And very shortly you discover that there is no reason." --John Cage.

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"Or consider the technology, which, even more so than scientific visualization, is seen as capable of completely objectifying, better yet, transparently merging with mental processes -- virtual reality (VR). Again, the descriptions of its capabilities do not distinguish between internal mental functions, events and processes, and externally presented images. This is how, according to Jaron Lanier, VR can take over human memory: "You can play back your memory through time and classify your memories in various ways. You'd be able to run back through the experiential places you've been in order to be able to find people, tools."[19] Lanier also claims that VR will lead to the age of "post-symbolic communication," communication without language or any other symbols. Indeed, why should there be any need for linguistic symbols, if everybody, rather than being locked into a "prison-house of language" (Jameson), will happily live in the ultimate nightmare of democracy -- the single mental space which is shared by everybody, and where every communicative act is always ideal (Habermas). This is Lanier's example of how post-symbolic communication will function: "you can make a cup that someone else can pick when there wasn't a cup before, without having to use a picture of the word "cup."[20] Here, as with the earlier technology of film, the fantasy of objectifying and augmenting consciousness, extending the powers of reason, goes hand in hand with the desire to see in technology a return to the primitive happy age of pre-language, pre-misunderstanding. Locked in virtual reality caves, with language taken away, we will communicate through gestures, body movements, and grimaces, like our primitive ancestors...[21]"  - Lev Manovich

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From Neon Genesis, Evangelion

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Theses are 2 Improvisations made using Music Mouse. @0:00 Introduction @0:30 Piano improvisation @4:15 Electronic improvisation @7:45 "Making of" Music Mouse was written by Laurie Spiegel in 1985. When playing this instrument, you simply move the mouse and the software does all the calculations needed to keep the music harmonious.

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"In times of change, learners inherit the earth, while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists." ― Eric Hoffer

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“It’s not where you take things from — it’s where you take them to.” - J.L.G.

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"Speech is a joint game between the talker and the listener against the forces of confusion. Unless both make the effort, interpersonal communication is quite hopeless" - Norbert Weiner

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