Hello Cruel World
Saturday, June 14, 2003
Aha! Looks like the Pyra People (now Google Goons?) have swapped this little black duck over to the new version. Will investigate this to see how well it's working when my eyes/braincells are in better order than now.
PS: Current local time is 0233 on Saturday, 4-IV-2003. Wonder how their time-recognition is in the new dispensation - up to now it's been ... creative :)
But the reason I came over here was to gloat a bit & say HI GUYS to anyone who came over here from the Epacris link over in www.matrixessays.blogspot.com.
From a feedback/comment thread
jumbo jimbo () @ 06/12/2003 10:29:
... Here, i think, is where an important element is overlooked: the dance. the dance in Zion is the thing that staves off oblivion, and all the concern about utilitarian reason or irrational faith centers around a dance between male and female where hierarchical architectural structures submits to individualistic ethos; and the matrix then can be seen not as a machine with a job, but as an ocean of bodies, in which they dance.
Tom (http://matrixessays.blogspot.com) @ 06/12/2003 12:06:
The excerpt in this post is not my personal view. It is just a quote from a review that I found interesting.
I like your point about the dance.
Epacris (http://www.vandaljewels.net) @ 06/13/2003 10:06:
Yes, jumbo jimbo, when you said
"and the matrix then can be seen not as a machine with a job, but as an ocean of bodies, in which they dance."
This is something that's been bouncing around in my mind too. "Matrix" - as someone somewhere has mentioned before in the discussion - is Latin for womb, and from that became metaphorically the ground or base of things out of which they grow (see the other things that came from this in any dictionary entry). Somehow it also came to mean a serried, ordered, grid of numbers (years back I did a term studying matrix maths).
So the word itself contains these 2 images, the bodily-based, organic, & non-regimented creative force & the mathematical/machine abstract, controlled geomatric aspect (that was a typo, but I like 'geomatric' instead of 'geometric')
This little (b)log here that you're reading used to have an entry in Google's results, but it fell off, so now my craving for attenetion (hmm - was that a Freudian typo?) is being fulfilled in other ways :). Don't expect the kind of carefully-crafted, literate, artistic blogs I've seen around. This is just full of thoughts & feelings & a few rants & interesting links & extracts from interesting sites or books, etc. Not The New Journalism by any means.
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