In a message dated 8/21/2002 6:14:59 AM Central Daylight Time, firstname.lastname@example.org
> max, jim, john, fred, so how are you?
Natalie, you are back to discuss? OK. My notice today was called to an
Enron exec who agreed to testify. Now I don't need to know his name, age,
inner soul to know that--or to think, as Zaphod says to say, back to him
later--about how we do have a corrupt economy, in which cheating and robbing
are the norm, and in effect, we expect everyone to commit as many crimes as
they can at work, and if they go down it's bad luck or the liberals or some
other bad cause like forgetful accounting books.
So I see the Enron man going to court, and my thinking is "we expect people
to commit crimes at work, and not say a whistle unless you're indicted."
So I see an image or something, and then think off on my own about whatever
might be the reaction I had. Just a note on the bad state of affairs, and
how you can alter image you see by how you react to it.
you are doing well? air conditioning working? bills payed? you know, how is
> dog? you no, that GO is much more challenging then chess. how do you feel
> about body simulation as flight simulation?
That is one area, VR, that I only think of with salt, like the Star Tron
holodeck. But yes, it's a good topic. There certainly could and should be a
Max Herman Gameworld people can go to to practice or learn G2K. Or Nintendo,
I'm skeptical of body virtualization however, in the main it's crude yes?
Can you simulate a mind? Al Pacino's new movie to me is for the arrested
ones, frozen beasts. Body simulation as flight simulation, that's a real
idea in VR right? I'm not against it at all, just not my medium? Also
however for g2k's sake I mention "what about mind simulation as flight
simulation?" Just to be arch, no offense.
like a fully functional virtural cadavor? i went and saw that korperwelten
> back are you for or agianst?
Wow, I don't know about that show. You mentioned plasticity a ways back, th
at is an interesting idea, facture/touch or something else in German, I think
often of the facture of my own media, what/how it is. Is it paint? Is it
facture? Where's the plasticity.
Frankenstein, the Golem, automata, robots, genetic biofreaks, that's as old
as human fairy tales. A built cadaver, to me, is not conceptually new.
Maybe Kac's rabbit is an example of bio-art that doesn't follow the
animated-cadaver genre. Seems to me, from either view, I'm exactly an
animated cadaver already. That's one argument, i.e. how does utopianism
relate to artificial life and intelligence.
I don't go to a lot of art shows or galleries. For intellectual activity I
read, write emails, watch movies on the VCR, not a lot of museum tickets for
me these days.
i am doing well i have been trying to figure out something about myself, i
> understand why i forget who i am- i mean i have done alot and been alot of
> different things in my life and i have traveled to much i get confused
> where i am and what i have done it is really strange....
Maybe the existential dilemma of expression, I take it part and parcel with
making art, Keats called it "negative capability" but you better leave a
trail of crumbs. Remember Icarus, and "old father, old artificer, stand me
now and ever in good stead." Perhaps you are just moving town to town? Many
enjoy that way of livin', being on the road. Kerouac say, who I think was
not a very great writer.
anyway so i have been remebering to forget and forgetting to remeber it is
That's a strange double-verb-phrase deal, does it relate to "A Remembrance of
Things Past" by Proust? Memory and forgetting are a huge issue for genius,
what to dwell on, what not to. Not just artists I don't think. You're
saying you're forgetting who you are? Me too I think in some ways, but also
remembering, perhaps in equal portion. A new variety of religious
> >> In a message dated 8/21/2002 4:53:28 AM Central Daylight Time,
>> >>> "there is one way to do it and it is our way they" said Mherman and
I'm just sick over things. No one seems to advise protest at this point. So
yes it's an insane historical situation, we're turning into the Empire is one
way to say it. Spartacus is my favorite movie about Empire. Which means we
of the realm have to take on imperial roles and mindset. Negri said so. Is
he right? Hell if I know. Maybe he is, everything is Empire now, a fascism
cartel with no enemies except bandits, terrorists, and the poor/starving.
I'm not saying we're not in that; I'm just saying I can save the world even
though we are in that.
I used to have a democratic government in my nation-state where I make art,
and now it is seeming to become a different kind of government, which changes
me and my art and such just like the weather would change me.
I maintain that we require a very large and intelligent protest sphere, that
uses art and utopian (unproven) methods to bring about the cultural antidote
to Empire--a new way of knowledge, yes my idiot boasting there.
. ha ha ha ha ha
> >> >>>
>> That could be true, that's why it's such a negative issue.
>> However I officially say that comparing me to gb is just an insult, so
>> thanks for that.
>> Righty O then!