What was not realized is that memory is primarily an imaginative process. In fact, learning, memory, and creativity are the same fundamental process directed with a different focus. The art and science of memory is about developing the capacity to quickly create images that link disparate ideas. Creativity is, in a sense, future memory.
| Tony Buzan
There is only one of you in all of time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist.. The world will not have it. It is not your business to determine how good it is nor how valuable nor how it compares with other expressions. It is your business to it yours clearly and directly, to keep the channel open.
“Social distancing has placed the whole world in a new context. People everywhere are feeling a need for the presence of others, analogous to what we have in the real world. Social media isn't enough. In fact, none of our social apps are really enough. Because our current software is too plain, based on a purely utilitarian exchange of information.
Messaging apps are stacks of bubbles. Video calls are faces inside static rectangles. There are only so many degrees of freedom for users inside of these apps, which makes them simple to use. But this simplicity also strips away so much of the freedom we have during in-person interactions. You can type any message, but typing a message is all you can do. You can call any person, but talking directly into your camera is all you can do once you're connected. Without spatial interfaces, our current software doesn't give us much expressive control.”
I no longer think that you have to be loud about everything you care about; you can just care about it.
What's in other people or someone else knowing? What difference does that make? I'm starting to miss my anonymity again, the sense that I could be anywhere in the world, falling apart or thriving or madly in love and literally nobody would know. Perhaps the way to control something is to hug it close and keep it all to yourself which is in itself a form of management. The withholding.
I think I'd like to get messy again. I want to waltz through this world like an absolute disaster, the type of person who cries unabashedly on the subway and thinks nothing of kissing strangers on the regular, who drinks too much, who doesn't scold themselves when they wake up late, who wears too short skirts yet my grandpa still thinks I'm the best thing ever. That type of woman. But I know what they look like too and I know that behind it all, it can be real lonely inside. The most enchanting people to watch, the lights that you think shine — that's where you'll find loneliness hides.
Sometimes I want to throw it all in and do something entirely different because for all the hours and heart I give, I know that day will come when I'll turn away from all this and be glad for it. It can't be simplified to solely a distraction but sometimes it is absolutely a distraction.
Priorities can shift so quickly based on energy and deprivation.
I can't tell if we really have a lot more freedom than we think we do or if actually we have far less than we think we do. I'm not sure how much of all this is random or if it's really down to mindset. Every time I start questioning these things, I cut my hair.
Last night, I became very taken with the idea of marrying my friend just for the hell of it, to feel something, to bask in the dramatic, to have a little gathering, to wear lipstick, to throw some tropical flowers over my head thinking, oh what the hell. It's just my life. And if you actually think about it, life's all dramatic, even the mundane shit so what am I waiting for?
Maybe I am too in love with rock n roll.
I used to think the worst thing ever was getting divorced but maybe it's never throwing it in at all. I like to think that I would still risk everything for that moment but I've become too cautious, too obsessed with being Better and sometimes even the Best. I don't want my career to define me, to be what I'm all about but it's hard. Handling business makes me feel good, makes me feel like I have my shit together, makes me feel like I'm proving someone wrong. And I like that: the tangible that I can grasp onto, a semblance of something within my power. To make or not to make.
Then you sit there (and when I say you, I mean me), looking out from the granite ledge watching the matching blonde couple and the older married couple and they're in sportswear and she's crying on the phone and his gold wedding band is glistening against his cocoa skin, which by the way, looks extremely well-kept and moisturised. And they're just there, existing, the daily fucking life of it and I think: at the end of the day, you're just trying to free yourself and it's not about recognition or Silicon fucking Valley or a name in bright lights but about that right there.
I'd like a season not to be a strong person anymore. I want to break down, to be openly afraid, to cry in the ugly way, to throw a tantrum, unbearably, and still be held in spite of it. Maybe what I'm really saying is that I want to experience something new. I want to feel something again for the first time which is what I told my last love before we started all that loving.
I've been thinking about moving to a different part of town. I've been thinking about deleting every single message on my phone. I don't know why I want to do this except that I do, because I want to turn my insides out and see if any of this shit hits different.
The sounds produced by the human voice are absolutely incalculable.
They exist both above and below the audible range.
Every voice in itself is an orchestra of infinite variety.
The word is no longer the beginning.
Words are an arbitrary communication unit and any sound could do as well. An exquisite sonnet could be conveyed in bestial snarls and grunts once the units were established. And once the units are established, language petrifies into the Académie Française, alterations ruled out... "Ca n'est pas français". Sound-poetry leaves the meaning open, as if a word could be a word or many other things as well, liberating sound from impacted language. –William Burroughs
"When you're thinking about language don't forget that everything springs from the sounds. Do delve into 'eurythmy as visible speech'-it's very helpful and furthers that alchemical perception ofwords that's so important for poetry."50 "Eurythmy as visible speech" refers to the speech and movement practice that was initiated by Steiner and, according to the chart, designates the final stage of artistic evolution before "Intuitional Consciousness" is achieved. By identifying the sounds of the words-not their meaning-as the fundamental aspect of language, Tudor was advocating the "alchemical perception of words,'' an approach to poetry that is closely related to his approach to music.
constructing the parameters dealing with how people move through space.
constructing the paramaters of a spacial collage using the senses and time to engage an audience in relationship to their movements through space that surrounds them.
Immersive installations engage an audience to examine their relationship to space. The immersive installations use the sight, sound, smell, touch, and time as material to make a collage in space. The audience is people who engage with arts. These types of art works live in space and time. The parameters of the building can involve what you first see and hear or smell. The timing and sequence deals with how bodies move through space and what they see as they move. The organizing content is the space where the work is installed.
object is for people engaged with the arts
content that deals with space
uses time as material
to examine the relationship between bodies and space
contruction of parameters