Saturday, May 30, 2009
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Monday, May 25, 2009
Sunday, May 24, 2009
And I'm not alone.
Memorial Day = Long Weekend.
Long story short: we're writing a book of poetry and creative prose, with some of the pieces catalogued on a wordpress blog we set up for the project.
- Old Time vs. Bluegrass (Episodic/Semantic)
- Instrument Acquisition Times (Semantic/Prospective)
- The Adventures of Fiddlers' Grove (Episodic)
- Building a Musical Family (Prospective)
- The Story of Cesil and Eive (Episodic)
Saturday, May 23, 2009
Friday, May 22, 2009
Chris Vincenhaler once told me that we are the stories we tell of ourselves. If a meme is a unit of culture that can be transmitted from one mind to another, then we can think of it as a viral piece of semantic memory, but there are more species of memory than this. Episodic memory, specifically autobiographical episodic memory must then form a different strain of meme, perhaps one with different patterns of transmittance. We can, then - following Chris' definition of self - describe an individual at a given moment as the phenotypic representation of an alternative splicing of these autobiographical episodic memes.
Put less stupidly: We can be a great many people - our histories allow the telling of ten thousand thousand stories - but who I am right now is not only about the part of my story I tell you, but about the parts of my story I don't.
24 in 24 semantic/prospective
A project for the long weekend: starting Sunday at noon, my friends and I will compose all the creative prose and poetry we can for the following 24 hours. At the end we'll biopsy the literary mass and compose 24 pages to be published through Blurb. Easy Day.
Christmas Plans prospective
Family Dynamics prospective
Symmetry and Chaos semantic
Monday, May 18, 2009
I'm in love with my favorite person, and for the last year our conversations have formed the foundation of my imagination. Honestly, I'm kind of ashamed that I haven't thought of this before now.
I'm going to quantify our conversations.
Step one: gather some data.
Tonight's topics of conversation:
Sunday, May 17, 2009
To which Beers said the petrol-economy, especially when it came to transportation, was too entrenched to be so easily cast aside: there was no alternative.
Last night I first heard of Shai Agassi and his plan for a petrol free transportation system, a plan to disassociate electric cars from the batteries that comprise their most problematic component, a plan to rid the world transportation system of gasoline.
He describes the hands of people unfolding outward from a commuter train like flowerpetals to collect late commuters and make space in a compartment already more packed with human beings than cattle are legally allowed to be, not caring if you are Hindu or Muslim or Christian, wealthy or poor, all that matters is that you too are headed for the city of gold. We'll adjust, they say, and they do.