Saturday, April 24, 2010

I have an awesome idea for a new project, inspired by some material I stumbled upon that (im afraid to admit) is barely tangentially related to my comp. It has to do with the effect of "ghosting" in analog television. I can't wait to work on this when I have time. (I.e. when my comp is done and/or i graduate). But thats why im posting here, so that I remember and revisit it.

from wikipedia on ghosting (television):

In television, a ghost is a replica of the transmitted image, offset in position, that is super-imposed on top of the main image.

its probably because ive got derrida on the brain...spectres of marx and what not.

i feel like the concept could really be fleshed out for all its metaphoric potential.
"Ghosting is specific to analog transmission. Digital television avoids the problems of ghosts altogether regardless of the transmission format."

maybe its the way that was written...but i cant help but feel drawn to the notion of the ghost as a problem, and as such, one that must be erased, eliminated. the whole digital tv take-over recently makes this a particularly timely subject to think about.

Friday, April 16, 2010

my patron saint of deconstruction

"His essays were penned in the margins like the work of a poet, rather than "pinned-in" the center like the work of a metaphysician. Derrida wrote without regard for the truth, like a novelist. He wrote like a thinker not a philosopher grounded in metaphysical presence. He wrote with little concern for the reader or for structure. Derrida's density at play--very long play--demonstrated that he simply wrote about. . . to get at meaning. Since the text was all there was, Derrida wrote for Derrida, who wrote for Derrida, who wrote for Derrida . . ."

Friday, February 5, 2010


she had a tendency to go for apples that tasted good over those that more readily fit a visual storybook appeal. As such, she often found herself digging at the bottom of the barrel. Others, strangers in passing as well as the more local and lingering variety, remained generally unaware of her immense partaking of pleasure as result. Except, perhaps, in off-sided accidental witness to her post-orgasmic glow after devouring her treasure with all the ferocity she could muster.
I like to dress like a communist when i go to the library to work on my thesis. Its as if approaching my work as though it were for 'the people' is easier to do than if it were simply for myself.

Friday, January 8, 2010

2010 New Years Resolutions

1. No more pleasure by proxy.

2. follow your heart more rigorously.

3. be brave - trust in yourself

4. don't be afraid to watch the sunset on your own

5. love those that deserve your love.

6. do what needs to be done

7. balances your doshas

8. seek out, dont shut in

9. more writing

10. more selfless service...make other peoples lives easier and more pleasant

11. seem a dream, prove real.