Mystic Writing Pad

Freud, Sigmund. General Psychological Theory. New York: Touchstone, 1997. 207-12. Print. in this moment, i am not so interested in this piece for its magic slate//perceptual system/mnemic system comparison [sorry, freud!]. as compelling as his constructed relationship between perception impulse and cathexis and consciousness may be, i am currently stimulated by his introductory comment on writing … Continue reading Mystic Writing Pad


Movement is a factor of the fact that you are actually evaporating. - William Forsythe, Programme-Chatelet something fascinating i'd like to linger on, for sure. but at the end of a sun-soaked day, my mind mostly only cares to loop through this scene in response to body-to-gas processes: will need to let Forsythe whirl around the subconscious … Continue reading evaporating-melting.


Something in the world forces us to think. This something is not an object of recognition, but a fundamental encounter. - Gilles Deleuze, Difference and Repetition Digestions/Questions: what does it mean to encounter loss in the context of social media? how might the framing of the post/message impact/alter the thinking that ensues? why does the loss-encounter so … Continue reading encounter

Massumi, Brian. Concrete is as Concrete Doesn’t [Sensation]

From Parables for the Virtual: Movement, Affect, Sensation (Durham: Duke University Press, 2002) Moments to remember: sensation also presents a directly disjunctive self-coinciding ...It is always doubled by the feeling of having a feeling. It is self-referential ... The doubling of sensation does not assume a subjective splitting, and does not of itself constitute a distancing. … Continue reading Massumi, Brian. Concrete is as Concrete Doesn’t [Sensation]

Rancière, Jacques. The Emancipated Spectator

Rancière, Jacques. The Emancipated Spectator, vol. 45, Artforum International Magazine, Inc, 2007. To remember: paradox of the spectator[:] there is no theater without ... but spectatorship is a bad thing[:] ... First, looking is deemed the opposite of knowing ... Second, looking is deemed the opposite of acting ... spectator is separate from capability ... … Continue reading Rancière, Jacques. The Emancipated Spectator