photo&words by Iryn
- See: Images
:: note :: ... yikes ... what to do now? ...
Wednesday, June 27, 2007
"This was a good sign. Dance. Keep in step, light but steady. Freshen up, maintain the rhythm, keep things going. I had to pay careful attention where this was leading me to next. Had to make sure I stayed in this world,"(HarUki MuRakAmi. | Dance DanCe DaNcE . 160)
photo by Iryn
:: note :: ... thinking about dancingness as i begin another project ... to be in stride with a lift to the step ... awareness of space around sharpens ... an intent movement one step at a time (be present) ... focus towards a goal ... yet spiralling nowhere with nothing but throwing sand in the face ... apologies to Andy Goldsworthy ...
- See: Theater
Tuesday, June 26, 2007
Sunday, June 24, 2007
Saturday, June 16, 2007
"People are not things, but flows"(MANUEL DE LANDA via rod corp))
- See: Terms
:: note :: ... find i often focus on the structure of things ... unable to grasp water but able to create a structure to hold water ... breathe the flow ... don't hold the breath ... swim in the water and catch the rhythm of the breath ... relationship as flow ...
Friday, June 15, 2007
"Our current education system was created in the late 1800s and early 1900s, and was modeled after the new factories of the industrial revolution. Public schools, set up to supply the factories with a skilled labor force, crammed education into a relatively small number of years. We have tried to pack more and more in while extending schooling up to age 24 or 25, for some segments of the population. In general, such an approach still reflects factory thinking˜get your education now and get it efficiently, in classrooms in lockstep fashion. Unfortunately, most people learn in those classrooms to hate education for the rest of their lives. ... In recent surveys I've found that American teens are subjected to more than 10 times as many restrictions as mainstream adults, twice as many restrictions as active-duty U.S. Marines, and even twice as many as incarcerated felons."( Psychology Today | Trashing Teens)
- See: Education
:: note :: ... my experience verifies teens are tremendously competent ... they can organize, perform, facilitate and grow as well as any adult ... the article suggests they are not allowed entrance into the world creating infantilization and an adversarial relationship with adults ... by isolating young people they learn virtually everything from each other ... yes they do ... at years end did a simple check in/check out question asking what you most learned in grade 9 ... the answers revolved around social interaction & how to survive school ...
Thursday, June 14, 2007
Swift Kick Technology: A Guide to Facebook for School Faculty, Administration and Staff
- See: Education
:: note :: ... a reasonable guide ... believe the best advice is to know social networking & practice the flow of what that means ... no absolutes and a continual process/flow ...
Wednesday, June 06, 2007
Friday, June 01, 2007
"Stevens's commitment to the effectiveness of poetry results in a dynamic definition of the art. 'It is,' Stevens states, 'a violence from within that protects us from a violence without. It is the imagination pressing back against the pressure of reality.' Poetry is both a shield and a sword. It not only protects us from those inimical forces arrayed against us, it counterattacks as well. His definition is especially bracing when one considers that 'It' - and this is apparent only if one has read the entire passage - refers not to poetry, but rather to the nobility of poetry. The distinction is important: Stevens wishes to remind us of poetry's power to preserve our dignity and maintain our spirit under excruciating circumstances.
"(AGNI |A Violence from Within: Poetry and Terrorism by Kenneth Sherman)
- See: ArtistsSpeak
:: note :: ... imagination in terms of pressure ... zygmunt always talked about the proper pressure ... press a spring too tightly - it breaks ... too lightly and no thrust ... imagination in terms of dignity ... to do goodness means to increase dignity via forgiveness & thankfulness applying (care&admiration&)Love ...