A nightmare network of ganglia, charged and firing without my knowledge, cuts and splices what I do see, editing it for my brain. (21)
Annie Dillard, "Seeing," Pilgrim at Tinker Creek (1974)
Question: Where in the conductive cuts and splices do the ganglia end, the brain begin, the seeables stand apart, quarantined in their viewspace?
For Rhetsy, a five2 list of givers whose giving has thinned.
I realize the call invited lists of five; this one, rules tweaked, turned out five-squarish because there are just too many givers giving in the world.
Feedlied across this snapshot of John Feathers' vast collection of maps, city guides (mostly from Los Angeles), and pamphlets--an innocuous archive or impressive case of cartographic hoarding, I don't know. The archive, its unusual ordinariness, its scale, its discovery, all of this is interesting, or passingly so for map enthusiasts, the sharpest thumbtack of this piece for my thinking is from the video, the note near the end about the memorial function of maps, their capacity for temporal-affective relocation, their dormant-until-brightly-lit teleportation function: when-where, an interlacing of spacetime. After the pragmatic, what do maps want more than this?
10/06 10:16 AM/@derekmueller:
Required fire safety video. C is especially concerning because, is it just me, or has anyone else noticed the department fax machine has been running hot lately? via Facebook
10/03 04:01 PM/@derekmueller:
Is. putting teammates to test, asking, in effect, Who minds being teed offupon? during this morning's pregame warmup. And! while sporting KC-era Stampede Green warming gear. via Facebook
10/02 02:31 PM/@derekmueller:
If any cohort of first-year writing GAs can make a Friday afternoon-in-a-windowless-room grade-in enjoyable, it's this group. Even took the time to pose a get well card for a colleague who couldn't make it. And let me hold the heart! via Facebook
09/30 04:46 PM/@derekmueller:
Ypsi's Riverside Park mid-day, amidst September's last breaths. via Facebook
09/29 12:16 PM/@derekmueller:
Hard work, this real-time, in-person Turnitin demo trolling. via Facebook
09/23 12:16 PM/@derekmueller:
09/09 04:47 PM/@derekmueller: Some semesters, the first-week's conversations oscillate between serious consideration of a "touchless hugging" policy and the quarry of suasive effects generated from "resting assassin face." via Facebook