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i am an eXperiment. a Syncopated word & image coLLage imported from Our minD sEnse-thoUght collective stream. a trial 2 eXpress the aRhythmia & the off beat that lies in-betwEEn the bond made of: imAge narrative & senSation. an aEsthetic act and aim of WondeR in the search for a CRaCK. as for if anything eXists at all it exisTs i n - b e T w e e n.
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    I am a deeply religious nonbeliever.

    This is somewhat new kind of religion. I have never imputed to Nature a purpose or a goal, or anything that could be understood as anthropomorphic. What I see in Nature is a magnificent structure that we can comprehend only very imperfectly, and that must fill a thinking person with a feeling of humility.

    My position concerning God is that of an agnostic. I am convinced that a vivid consciousness of the primary importance of moral principles for the betterment and ennoblement of life does not need the idea of a law-giver. Especially a law-giver who works on the basis of reward and punishment.

    To assume the existence of an un-perceivable being… does not facilitate understanding the orderliness we find in the perceivable world. I don`t try to imagine a personal God. It suffices to stand in awe at the structure of the world, insofar as it allows our inadequate senses to appreciate it.

    text : Albert Einstein
    images : Butoh Master Kazuo Ohno.

    Kazuo Ohno and Tatsumi Hijikata, are considered the origin of Butoh (originally called by Hijikata: Ankoku Butoh, the "Dance of Utter Darkness"). Butoh was evolving in the turmoil of Japan's postwar landscape. It can be described as a form of Japanese dance theatre that encompasses a diverse range of activities, techniques and motivations for dance, performance, and movement - that is aiming to reach beyond the local identity of the practitioner, unto an embodied-conscious-state which is open and inter-connected to all Life.
    Wed, Feb 10, 2010  Permanent link
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    Some years ago I myself made some observations on the effects of nitrous oxide intox­ication One conclusion was forced upon my mind at that time, and my impression of its truth has ever since remained unshaken. It is that …
    Our normal waking consciousness, rational consciousness as we call it, is but one special type of consciousness, whilst all about it, parted from it by the filmiest of screens, there lie potential forms of consciousness entirely different. We may go through life without sus­pecting their existence; but apply the requisite stimulus and at a touch they are there in all their completeness, definite types of mentality which probably somewhere have their field of application and adaptation. No account of the universe in its totality can be final which leaves these other forms of consciousness quite disregarded.

    text : William James 1842 –1910 from "Varieties of Religious Experience" (1929: 378-9)
    William James was an American philosopher, historian, and psychologist, and the first educator to offer a psychology course in the United States.
    image : Mark Rothko untitled works
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    Chaos is what we’ve lost touch with. This is why it is given a bad name. It is feared by the dominant archetype of our world, which is Ego, which clenches because its existence is defined in terms of control.

    Ego is a structure that is erected by a neurotic individual who is a member of a neurotic culture against the facts of the matter. And culture, which we put on like an overcoat, is the collectivized consensus about what sort of neurotic behaviors are acceptable.

    If the words ‘life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness’ don’t include the right to experiment with your own consciousness, then the Declaration of Independence isn’t worth the hemp it was written on.

    text : Terence McKenna 1946 – 2000 American ethnobotanist and mystic who advocated for the responsible use of naturally occurring psychedelic plants
    image : various people in front of Mark Rothko's works

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    I am thrown off by such common questions as:
    What is your nationality? Where do you live? What is your profession? Where did you study? Are you married or single or involved with someone? How old are you? Are you Right wing or Left?

    These questions are irrelevant to my worlds. My responses invariably throw off my contemporaries.
    I am Universal. I trans-live all over the planet. Learn via Unicom. Have many professions. Am involved with many people. Consider all children as mine also. Neither Right nor Left - I am Up.

    I have no age. Am born and reborn every day. I intend to live forever. Barring an accident I probably will. I also want to help others live on indefinitely.
    My philosophy: Optimism — Abundance — Universalism — Immortality.

    text : FM 2030 , Iranian-American author, teacher, transhumanist philosopher, futurist.
    image : works by Jenny Holzer, American neo-conceptual artist (website)
    video: Larry King interview with FM 2030, 1989
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    Every carbon atom

    in every living thing on the planet was produced in the heart of a dying star.

    When we look out into space,

    we are looking into our own origins, because we are truly children of the stars.

    text : Brian Cox (English physicist and former musician who is a professor of particle physics in the School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Manchester)
    image : Elina Brotherus, "The Black Bay Sequence" 2010
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    A great many people are constantly coming to life in me. Aren’t they reaching out

    to me in my day-to-day life as their souls permeate my body? That’s not inconceivable.

    Since each and everyone of us is born in and of this universe, we’re linked

    to every



    in it. There’s nothing to stop us from reaching out and touching the entire universe

    text : Kazuo Ohno, from the book "Kazuo Ohno’s World: From Without & Within" 2004
    image : Jason deCaires Taylor's MUSAN – Museum of Underwater Sculpture
    Ayia Napa, Cyprus 2021
    watch on designboom
    Jason deCaires Taylor Ted talk
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    Therefore, dear Sir, love your solitude and try to sing out with the pain it causes you. For those who are near you are far away... and this shows that the space around you is beginning to grow vast.... be happy about your growth, in which of course you can't take anyone with you, and be gentle with those who stay behind; be confident and calm in front of them and don't torment them with your doubts and don't frighten them with your faith or joy, which they wouldn't be able to comprehend. Seek out some simple and true feeling of what you have in common with them, which doesn't necessarily have to alter when you yourself change again and again; when you see them, love life in a form that is not your own and be indulgent toward those who are growing old, who are afraid of the aloneness that you trust.... and don't expect any understanding; but believe in a love that is being stored up for you like an inheritance, and have faith that
    in this love
    a strength and a blessing so large
    that you can travel as far as you wish without having to step outside it.

    text : Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a young Poet, first published 1929
    image : Paolo Pettigiani, infrared photography in Camarague, France,

    from designboom = the pink color appears due to dunaliella salina, a type of halophile green micro-algae especially found in sea salt fields. this pink algae can exist in almost any kind of natural body of saltwater.
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    I want
    a news service
    that tells me what no one knows but is true nonetheless.

    We live in a world of frightful givens. It is given that you will behave like this, given that you will care about that. No one thinks about the givens. Isn't it amazing?
    In the information society, nobody thinks.
    We expected to banish paper, but we actually banished thought.

    Michael Chrichton
    image: photographer Paolo Pettigiani, "Bulivia infraland", 2019

    from designboom: by opening his camera’s sensor to be more sensitive to ultraviolet, visible and infrared light, paolo pettigiani’s technique captures media that reacts dramatically with chlorophyll, which is typically found in grass, algae and other greenery. for ‘bolivia infraland’, the series photographs the varied nature of the country in a new light. from the world’s largest salt deserts to lunar-like valleys and mountains at salar de uyuni, the results create an even more cinematic contrast between the environment’s pure blue sky, crystal white salts and snow caps, and red earth and even water – the latter picks up this pigmentation from the algae.

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    What makes you think human beings are sentient and aware?
    There's no evidence for it. Human beings never think for themselves,
    they find it too uncomfortable.
    For the most part, members of our species simply repeat what they are told
    and become upset if they are exposed to any different view.

    The characteristic human trait is not awareness but conformity, and the characteristic result is religious warfare. Other animals fight for territory or food;
    but, uniquely in the animal kingdom, human beings fight for their ‘beliefs.
    The reason is that beliefs guide behavior which has evolutionary importance among human beings.

    But at a time when our behavior may well lead us to extinction, I see no reason to assume we have any awareness at all. We are stubborn, self-destructive conformists.
    Any other view of our species
    is just
    self-congratulatory delusion.

    text: Michael Chritchton, from the book "The Lost World" 1995
    image:< SFHIR, a Spanish street artist, Guarda, Portugal, 2017
    * on designboom
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    O God,

    I could be bounded in a nutshell,

    and count myself a king of infinite space

    * text: Shakespeare, Hamlet, act 2, scene 2,
    * image: teamLab, Borderless, Tokyo, 2018-2022

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