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?
11/18 08:01 PM/@derekmueller:
To decide the night's ultimate first place unrivaled intergalactic champion: a hand of two card Uno. via Facebook
11/17 10:02 AM/@derekmueller:
Did someone call plumbing? via Facebook
11/16 07:46 PM/@derekmueller:
Only because we have two birthday-celebrators in class, tonight's WRTG500 snack line-up is comparable to the turducken of cakes. I don't know whether it captures the exact layering of cake and mousse and frosting, but I'm calling it chocacupcakelate moussecaken. via Facebook
11/15 09:46 AM/@derekmueller:
Banana bread accelerationism. via Facebook
11/12 10:17 AM/@derekmueller:
Most weekdays in Pray-Harrold 613M begin with this inspirational little mantra-wish: I believe I can, fly. via Facebook
11/11 07:01 PM/@derekmueller:
We've been sparring for a while now about whether the answer is four or 32. Math friends? Gymnastics friends? via Facebook
11/05 01:16 PM/@derekmueller:
Cultivating jitters. via Facebook
11/04 09:31 AM/@derekmueller:
The FYWP grad assistants who only a few weeks ago were practicing resting assassin face last evening taught me resting busy pose--a pose (sitting upright posture, hands at keyboard, eyes on screen, posing as if busy) I'd known informally in meetings for years, now named. Also going to think of it as Month-Before-Sabbatical Pose, since I'm going to dwell in it for the rest of Numbvember. via Facebook
10/25 04:16 PM/@derekmueller:
It was a dark and moldy knight. via Facebook
10/17 04:01 PM/@derekmueller:
Templated carve, hot cocoa, Norfolk Park. via Facebook