Thursday, September 27, 2018

read.crumb(salvage,salcedo,logic,sower,gilbert)

#note.//20170927
In an effort to finish some of this non-work related reading, I've made and put this read breadcrumb on my thoughtStream so that:
1. the read objects don't get lost.
2. they get read.
3. this forms a node for linked data objects on my stream(s).

I've formed bundles of reads before, but some of the books didn't get read. Hopefully, this breadcrumb will be found again and again on my thoughtStream until all the books get read, and hopefully be interlaced with other thougthStream object. I've given myself till 2018, one year to finish. It should be plenty of time, no?

 #linked.data.//
Salvaged Pages
Doris Salcedo - The Materiality of Mourning
The Logic of Scientific Discovery
Parable of the Sower
Jack Gilbert - Collected Poems

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

(Black Steel in the) Hour of Chaos

#note.//
20170712.I linked the Hour of Chaos with Salvaged Pages.

#artist.//Public Enemy
#album.//It takes a nation of millions to hold us back
#released.//1988

#key.//<create>
#chord.//
loop.?
verse.
e-chords dot com /chords <create>

#sound.//one.version

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Fire Upon the Deep

#note.//A book I read in graduate school, or was it earlier? One of my favorite within the Zones of Thought series. I highly recommend reading them. The books introduce the Tines. I don't want to ruin it for you, but Vernon uses this literary device to explore some pretty cool ideas about highly cooperative groups of interlaced individuals.

We should read it, if we want to be part of JoJoBrand3!

#author.//
Vernon Vinge

#published.//
1992

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Salvaged Pages

#note.//
I got a chance to visit the Museum of Tolerance with Pete and Lil (2017). I listened to one survivor tell her story-- so much shouting and yelling and barking dogs; infants thrown out the second floor to a waiting dump truck; surviving, meeting her husband, moving to Minnesota-- moving to Los Angeles.

Every week she goes to the museum and repeats her story, and it is still emotionally exhausting, but she goes so we won't forget.

I stood in a simulated gas chamber and watched videos of how our Community kills itself.

When I returned to Boston, I got a chance to see in the Linde Family Wing for Contemporary Art, “Memory Unearthed”. I saw rare photos of life inside the Lodz Ghetto during its existence from 1940 to 1944. The photographs had been taken by Polish Jewish photojournalist Henryk Ross (1910–1991).

Juxtaposed next door were other pieces that show across time and culture, how we've always pitted us vs them, you vs. me. Self vs non-self. I saw a ancient Chinese vase painted over with a New Order Red inscription.

After the exhibit, I bought Salvaged Pages

linked.data.essay.//<create> JB3.you and me, us vs. them

#author.//Young writer's late 1930s to early 1940s

#editor.collector.//Alexandra Zapruder

#note.//
Each chapter has an introductions to each person's diary entries

Klaus/Jacob's entries:
born.19240412.linked.data.//the 12th.my number also. He changed his name upon arrival in Palestine.

father:Erich
mother:Rose
grandmother:Mina

place:Wiesbaden.linked.data.//They moved here when he was three. I've been to Wiesbaden. It's next to Mainz, where Becky did her postdoc.

start:193703.//Klaus starts his diary in German shortly after his bar mitzvah.

start:201705.//I start reading parts of his entries 80 years later.

The included entries start in April 1938, around when he turned 14. I'm a man in my later forties.2017 reflecting on a boy.me before the violence.trauma.chaos.killing happens. I feel alternatively like both Hanna and Michael in Der Vorleser.

introduction:
They were an assimilated family. We know what's going to come and can't help shouting at them to MOVE! Yet, they are like us, rooted. It's so difficult to become refugees, and most countries didn't want to take any Jew refugees, even the USA. I can only sympathize with my parents, uncles, aunts, and all their extended network of family and friends who moved. The fear was.is real.

In the Hour of Chaos, the future is full of fear.


Sunday, May 28, 2017

Time Enough At Last

#note.//
One of the original Twilight Zone episodes that likes to pop up in my streams.
It came online in 1959, but I watched it in the 80s (probably) and therefore I labelled it as 1980s. All the dates are a reference to me and not we.

actors.//
Burgess Meredith.Batman.TV.<create.object, add.link>

You can watch (pay.to.view) at <add.link><interlace.free.link?>

linked.data.//
Manliness.redundancy.antifragility
This manly story connects redundancy, something I like since reading, Rama.Arthur.Clark<create.object, add.link> and being increasing antifragility, which I feel creeping up on us.201705.