I shared sun cult ephemera earlier today over at Second Power — my offerings from the world of text-prompted “AI” art. Below are some other items from those same art apps. This is a miscellaneous batch with no central theme.
#1: A General Theory of Collaboration: “Anyone who reads Vaclav Havel’s Power of the Powerless will be struck by Havel’s portrait of Czechoslovakia forty years ago—with its voluntary window-slogans; its endless parade of crusades; its inexorable machinery of human cancellation. Havel had the right strategy for the subjects of the total state. First, they must…
A weekly compendium of links. An Interface Theory of Unidentified Aerial Phenomenon: “Interface Theory’s creator, Dr. Donald Hoffman has suggested that phenomenon like synaesthesia may be instances of evolution at work, a kind of real time tinkering of the interface to see what works and what doesn’t via mutation. In that light, it’s not hard…
SEXY BEAST: A Love Story
A blogger asks: “Does Sexy Beast contain cinema’s best description of love?” “‘Don’t be fooled by the genre trappings, this film is about how love can steer you away from harm.” https://t.co/eICzZ4x6yx — тцпдяапацт (@tundranaut) May 13, 2020 SOURCE: Little White Lies
Where Am I, and How Can I Leave?
FIRE WALK WITH ME, deleted scenes
“You were my best friend outside of Paris in 1918. You were wounded in the Ardennes and you died in my arms there. I’m glad you’re back in the world. You have a different face, a different name, but the soul shining out of your face is the same as my friend. Welcome back.”
The best ending to any writer’s interview ever? Paris Review asks Ray Bradbury about the origins of a character named Mr Electrico. His answer starts in our world, opens a trapdoor in the fabric of reality itself, and surges into an elemental realm of cosmic myth. Genuine magic pic.twitter.com/ZKXJan44qQ — Colin Walsh (@Clnwlsh) April 15,…
Nick Cave on Leonard Cohen and “hiding songs”: …not only are these songs sacred, they are ‘hiding songs’ that deal exclusively in darkness, obfuscation, concealment and secrecy…the purpose of these songs was to shut off the sun, to draw a long shadow down and protect…from the corrosive glare of the world.
“There is a voltage to the storytelling sending pictures that you can’t help feeling. It hits you hard. It’s like a gigantic system. It magnetises your consciousness and reception into a special pattern. It is floating and shining as though we have been drawn into a constellation that’s all tangled and detonating, warping like a psychological depth charge.”
Richard Marshall on TWIN PEAKS: The show’s piloting consciousness steers bright dark religious-type negotiations into hell. Formerly embraced and humanized archaic forces plus energies of indistinct feeling converse in simple, profound terms. They are struggling with elemental, chaotic images that are continually becoming more primitive. It has become a place of demons. All we register…
Oracular Mutagen on the Hotel Wall
I found the true electoral map of the United States and I will use it to inform my forecasts pic.twitter.com/p9dPPlJECt — тцпдяапацт (@tundranaut) February 22, 2020
Rosegolden Cube of Oscillation, Part II