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CYlent Blackout Poem: On Being and Nothingness

On Being and Nothingness

– A CYlent Blackout Poem –

She will apprehend transcendence.

It is a certain art form

an idea and

a negation of that idea;

the double property of human reality.

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What I really am

is my transcendence.

I escape myself,

I can feel that I escape myself.

Transcendence changed

into infinity of excuses.

Cylent - Being and Nothingness II

“On Being and Nothingness” CYlent I & II are a remediation of Jean-Paul Sarte’s Being and Nothingness, p. 98,99.

The term “CYlent” refers to a creative effect using lenticular motion images specifically designed to be viewed within virtual spaces by avatars (Cyber + Lenticular = CYlent).

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The Sky Was Surrounded

The sky

was surrounded by

a square. Life in a jar.

It is extraordinary.

But she was her own

secret hideout,

and these surroundings were,

between the two of us,

a tiny glimpse

into the magic.

Originally published at TheVirtualReview.

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The Poetics of Space

The Poetics of Space by Gaston Bachelard. Looking for a favourite quote always takes hours because once  you’re between the pages, it’s a spiralling walk back out.

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(I heard myself close my eyes, then open them.)

All solitary dreamers know that they hear differently when they close their eyes. and when we want to think hard, to listen to the inner voice, or compose the tightly constructed key sentence that will express the very core of our thinking, is there one of us who hasn’t his thumb and forefinger pressed firmly against his lids? The ear knows then that the eyes are closed, it knows that it is responsible for the being who is thinking and writing. Relaxation will come when the eyes are reopened.

P.S. The first four words of this post take you to more.

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The Metapicture

W.J.T. Mitchell explores how images provoke their own self-analysis, creating a dialogue within the image itself. He calls this unique type of image “metapictures.” Metapictures refer to their own making, they are self-reflective as they attempt to understand themselves.Matroska ©cybertwigs.com

“Pictures reveal and know themselves, where they reflect on the intersections of visuality, language, and similitude, where they engage in speculation on their nature and history” -W.J.T Mitchell

Self-reflexivity thrives through self-nesting recursive structures, commonly related to “russian dolls,” where one element is nested within another layer of its same form. In other cases, to be self-reflexive is to draw in the viewer to question the structure of the image. In effect, our experiences as viewers often become an extension of that structure. Metapictures elicit a double vision between language and visual experience; they interrogate the authority of language over image. In Ren Magritte’s The Treachery of Images, the relationship between the visual and the verbal is inseparable; without acknowledging the visible element of the picture the text itself also disappears with it, denying it the ability to negate the image in the first place. The beauty of a metapicture is its unfaltering curiosity and playfulness towards perception.

ceci n'est pas une pipe by Rene Magritte

“If I had written ‘this is a pipe’ under my picture, I would have been lying!”

-Rene Magritte

waking life Intertwined

▶ Waking Life

Waking Life – A Philosophical Discussion of Lucid Dreams, Animated.

Waking Life is an enchanting film that intertwines the visual, the verbal, the aural, into an intellectual dream.


Waking Life

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Establishing a Connection.

Text, in its traditional form, is transforming itself by feeding on the digital. It evolves and mutates, and has become both a creative tool and a product of humanistic discipline. Bridges stretch over the gaps between literary studies and techno-culture, technocrats and theorists have more conversations, give and take, share and learn.

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With a broader understanding of the actual form of “text,” our curiosity towards literary connections grow, expanding towards parallel disciplines as well. Literature as Myth; Literature as Meta. Literature as both the source and the recipient of transformation, as it crosses over to unexplored fields. There is creativity sprawled out on paper, waiting to be rediscovered. Some are left behind, maybe they’ll float by as paper boats, their words surviving seeds carried across waves of inspiration, slowly melting away with the water under the bridges.

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Paper Trees

Text. Hyper Text. Digital Space. Virtual World.
This is the story I want to tell.. A story of a paper tree that has sprouted an infinity of cyber twigs.