Saturday, March 06, 2010

On the phenomenology of voodling



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"I start from unified experience and from there acquire, in a secondary way, consciousness of a unifying (voodling) activity when, taking up an analytical attitude, I break up perception into qualities and sensations, and when, in order to recapture on the basis of these the object into which I was in the first place blindly thrown, I am obliged to suppose an act of synthesis which is merely the counterpart of my analysis.[...] In voodling we do not think the object and we do not think ourselves thinking it, we are given over to the object and we merge into this body which is better informed than we are about the world... "

Suppose the eye and the hand merge to re-capture fragments of qualia muses Sam Renseiw voodling around central Copenhagen spaces. View the ensuing voodle montage by clicking here or on the links above. (patafilm # 753, 02'47'', 36.4MB, Quciktime/mov - other versions at Bliptv)

Today's Bonus Lumiere Video(s) both offer reflective views into extraverted inner spaces. (Lum # 252, "qualia" 00'56'',12MB, Quicktime/mov, and Lum # 253, " dog in window" 00'59'', 12.3MB, Quicktime/mov)

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Blogger Gurdonark said...

The dog keeps a wise eye on the surroundings. Each day for him has a lumiere quality, as he observes what is there without needless editorial.

The shades of color and the burning candle make the hairdresser image a nice capture.

The Marble Church looks fascinating. It's interesting to think of what each person does with an analogous but very individual experience of these images. I read the following quote in something to which your wikipedia site led me, from a fellow named Marvin Minsky,
who philosophizes;

"I hope that it will be a good thing when we understand how our minds are built, and how they support the modes of thought that we like to call emotions. Then we'll be better able to decide what we like about them, and what we don't-and bit by bit we'll rebuild ourselves. I don't think that most people will bother with this, because they like themselves just as they are. Perhaps they are not selfish enough, or imaginative or ambitious. Myself, I don't much like how people are now. We're too shallow, slow, and ignorant. I hope that our future will lead us to ideas that we can use to improve ourselves".

I suspect we can figure out a great deal even before we know these wonderful things, but I am all for self-improvement. Yet perhaps we need to see before we can change.

Sunday, March 07, 2010 3:31:00 pm  
Blogger SAM RENSEIW said...

Thank you Robert.

Yes, Minsky certainly is a fine anchor regarding AI and emotional intelligence. I particularly enjoyed this interview with him >

http://www.edge.org/video/dsl/EF02_minsky.html

regarding the Marble Church and the Amalienborg Palace, here is a supplementary link >

http://www.artstamps.dk/ARTSTAMPS_Architecture.htm#Amalienborg

Sunday, March 07, 2010 7:09:00 pm  

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