Saturday, August 20, 2016

Extraordinary Discourse 291

A Finder's Keepers

I am not a searcher, I am a finder.
Pablo Picasso

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Extraordinary Discourse 290


A word after a word after a word is power.
Margaret Atwood

We were the people who were not in the papers. We lived in the blank white spaces at the edges of print. It gave us more freedom.
We lived in the gaps between the stories.
Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid's Tale

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Extraordinary Discourse 289

Intelligent Guff

"It sounds terribly complicated, I know. And I suppose it's really not any better than a notebook."
"Then why all that guff? I don't get it."
"Because," she said carefully, sensing that despite his outward truculence he understood her, "it can happen that - if you practice this art - that the symbols you put next to one another will modify themselves without your choosing it, and that when next you call them forth, they may say something new and revelatory to you, something you didn't know you knew. Out of the proper arrangement of what you do know, what you don't know may arise spontaneously…"
"Hawksquill" and "Auberon"
from John Crowley's
Little, Big

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Extraordinary Discourse 288

Cuts To The Chase

[...] the primary bias of the digital media environment is for distinction. Analog media such as radio and television were continuous, like the sound on a vinyl record. Digital media, by contrast, are made up of many discrete samples.
Douglas Rushkoff 07.07.16

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Extraordinary Discourse 287

Not The Prevailing Narrative

The true nature of life - life is playing. Life is just play, and play is the essence of life.
Frederick Leboyer