But yes indeed, the sense of what freedom expresses is at stake here. The common obviousness of things arises when their explicit apprehension carries *immediate importance for purposes of survival, or of enjoyment*-that is to say, for purposes … of *well-being* .– Whitehead’s techniques for survival and finding live-ability!!!! *a!dose!of!livingTliving!* you know that zone in portuguese has also a sense of mess, or muss, disorder and so on
what does it mean to say/embody/enact an affirmative 'no'? how/when does it work? what does it do to the process? how can this 'no' unfold?
how do we create conditions for modes of entry and exist that are outside of our means of operation, that are too neurodiverse, or too "black" or too indigeneous for them to register within the field of what we understand as communicative? stepping aside/holding open/fabulation non-communication/vacuoles/crack
kind of did a thing, when I was supposed to be doing another thing. or was supposed to be working on something, but this happened instead always a practice, a studying, *how can we continue practicing those techniques that make normative modes of mediation, obsolete when we move and migrate to other places/spaces.*
it is not that the term [micro-aggressions] per se is problematic, if it came across like that then that’s not right. What I was trying to say is that I feel, after having read quite a lot of articles revolving around the subject, that the field is incredibly polarised because it is saturated with identity thinking. So it is not too say we can’t engage with it, it was more to caution warning with a term that laden, to move with it extra carefully. At the same time I felt some of the examples we mentioned do not move into that field, or rather they escape that field precisely because they had a different point of entree or moved in a different way. I mean those examples that did not directly concern racial issues and that were more concerned with processual thinking and what it would mean to say no in regards to that
"In a violently poetic text, Lawrence describes what produces poetry: people are constantly putting up an umbrella that shelters them and on the underside of which they draw a firmament and write their conventions and opinions. But poets, artists, make a slit in the umbrella, they tear open the firmament itself, to let in a bit of free and windy chaos and to frame in a sudden light a vision that appears through the rent-Wordsworth's spring or Cezanne's apple, the silhouettes of Macbeth or Ahab. Then come the crowd of imitators who repair the umbrella with something vaguely resembling the vision, and the crowd of commentators who patch over the rent with opinions: communication. Other artists are always needed to make other slits, to carry out necessary and perhaps ever-greater destructions, thereby restoring to their predecessors the incommunicable novelty that we could no longer see." how it feels in the looking up (into the light) and the drips that escape down -- the porosity -- and thinking with vacuoles, and also how with leaves, once the water levels have reach a full capacity, they tighten and close, so that the water can then drift off --- and then (carrying over from another conversation) the sound of water when you open the umbrella and it already has some water on it, so the droplets suddenly shower-off (a bit) and that differentiating sound, and how you can play with that, amongst the surplus of the already-going-on-rain. >>> and all towards questions around how to carry the multiple capacities for opening(s)/closing(s), or leaning (out) or intrinsic temporalities
"art is what makes life more interesting than art"
Still I feel its pull, that of control societies, sidelines the specificity of vacuoles too often. I mean, it gets drawn into this (quite repetitive) big debate on control society, and tends to lose its conceptual specificity. I feel for us it will be good to do the inverse, and sidelines the whole control society debate and try to get to the specificity of vacuoles (which we have been doing, so but Im just reemphasising that).
compose with __this___, rather than the personal not necessarily wanting-to-go-there stuff Z comme zigzag distractions but in a productive way saying no to the operative instead of the subject new modes of yes freedom of speech (mine) is one of the cornerstone of neurotypical life “produce new truths, but above all “without overthrowing established feelings.”" beautiful dis-tract-ors
“Emergency lives in the urgency of now, this time, this only time. No practice can function always in the state of emergency. The work of the free radical is to supplement the necessary pull of emergency, to compose with the complex time differential of the act. Emergency is with us, and it is here to stay. How to compose with the doubling of time this calls forth—the time of the now and the time of sustained action? How to make sustainable, in a more-than human register, the acute sense that all is in the balance? How to not become rigidified by the tension that comes with the sense that there can never be enough action to turn the tides?”
the zig-zag for resistance, in the reZ and it so beautifully goes back, as Deleuze says in the abcedaire, to the animal - Esthel your animal behavior for unlearning and relearning!! and the oinking of guattari technique of stepping aside as in saying no to something when it doesn’t feel right / when it suits better for others so it's like aikido. it doesn't block the punch. it uses the whole room/environment to re-orient the punch, and the energy already being exerted by the attacker - so that the conditions of the attack are completely changes (and the attack neutralized).
“To know time differently is to feel how the more-than of existence composes us, composes with us. The political is never within reach. To have reached it is to have solidified it into a myth. To be politically engaged, to open up fields of emergent collectivity is not to have willed them into existence, but to have been moved by them, to have been composed by them. Our task: to become schizoanalytic experimentors at the edges of experience where the intercession of the free radical unbinds the linear force of narration, freeing the bonds of a time prescribed. Our task: to become sensitive to a composing-with that will never tell the true story of how emergent collectivity briefly came to expression. Our task: to move at the rhythm of free radicals who affirm the cut of immediation. Our task: to destroy, with all the force of the free radical, that which too easily conforms to our image, to our need to recognize ourselves in the work we do.”
"It is an wayz an already becoming QUESTION in PRACTICE or a practice of crafting towards QUESTION MAKING where a question may already be a physical social movement, for not only asking the questions that matter in the ecologies that surround us but for MOVING with and INVENTING of techniques for shifting and re-orientereeng modes of life and mostly the WAYZ of how structures of power could interplay differently than from those powers that subjugate, control, or sufocate other minor powerings." microaggressions: here microaggressions are any actions that refrain life from living, that stimm, dull, repress, capture, appropriate life’s living force, it’s joy and its elan vital. Microaggressions might fall together with lines that fall upon itself as microfascistic, or they might simply be techniques/technicity: zone: \\ craftwerk - techniques
The bot would ask gentle but precise questions that would reorient the conversation. EG: "Of course Kant would say..." (we're reading James). Bot: "Oh wow! where was that in the text??? paging the text furiously. Person: "oh, it's not here" Bot: "oh... what was it here that interested you?" and then the conversation returns to the text. These bots had to function under the radar and be very humble, but we found the technique was very powerful because not at all shaming - it just returned you to the text and reactivated the enthusiasm there…
waitingforgodot maybe it’s senselab but from another parallel dimension [7:36 PM] halbe yesssss the Zed in bifurcation!! who has time for dougie's adventures [7:37 PM] hahahahahah zzZ [7:38 PM] ohhhh and the detour now comes to mind again: the zig-zag and the detour who has time for dougie's adventures [7:39 PM] Rezzonating zzZ [7:39 PM] zzzzzzzzzzzzzz
RE-ZONE-ATEors . things that re-zone according to huger for elses! Ha! zzZ [12:49 PM] ohhhhhhhhh zones of indetermination, jeej! nomnom machamachamuchomachachahaha [12:49 PM] waaaaa! chumchumchum yum, paper tastes good. erintango [12:50 PM] nice @zzZ - don't know if you saw this quote I ppsted yesterday (heard it at a conference): "art is what makes life more interesting than art"
"there is something else to which we are witness, and which we might describe as an insurrection of subjugated knowledges."
on subjugated knowledge: (p. 82) Subjugated knowledges are thus those blocks of historical knowledge which were present but disguised within the body of functionalist and systematizing theory and which criticism – which obviously draws upon scholarship – has been able to reveal. "when you come from an unilinear generation of an indigenous people who suffered a masacre of decapitation so that forces of believed-superiority could collect an insurance on race without traces of a thought that would be able to talk with birds… a gesture of making heads roll ‘in order’ to ensure that a dna of a differential thought in the world wouldn’t persist nor interfere with an idea of a thought that should be the one and only, there’s no way you will leave things alone, you hear voices on the wind, you hear voices on a thread, you hear voices on textile granularity and you hear how water talks, you hear an expressivity of the earth making its whale cryings crayons. it may be perceived as a rudeness to the rest but what if you were to think them as a raw-ness of sorts, as extra-attractions rather than extractions from what’s acceptable, extra-attractions of those forces that were attempted to be killed, attempted to be quieted and silenced (they were already pretty silent), yet they manage to express. and of course the question on ecological ways of knowing and producing may surface and we listen. i guess it is always a question of limit, scale and elasticity, a question of an ecosystem that would allow for unattended or decapitated expressivities to come forth. In spanish there’s an expression that i truly love: “me lo dijo un pajarito”, a bird told me. my 8 year old son talks with birds constantly since he was very little. me lo dijo un pajarito, also moves with the possibility of a secret that you know without necessarily knowing in the common way of knowing, towards undercommon ways of cawing”.
you know that zone in portuguese has also a sense of mess, or muss, disorder and so on [2:14 PM] waitingforgodot "The order word is: communication that does not fit our model is no communication at all. " [11:08] But now I got an appetite for the zig-zag again hahaha [11:08] though I think the two are mutually inclusive lp [11:08 PM] yes. because ---- vacuoles + osmotic pressure ; ) there is some zigging there. //// \\\\ halbe: \\ // // // \\ // // // // \\ \\ lp [11:44 PM] hahahha... a bit more like ( ) ( ) ( ) || ( ) || ( ) and this is what is happening across the semi-permeable membrane of the vaculuole : ) \\ // // // \\ // // // // \\ \\ he zig/zag of osmotic pressure pulls the water inside and outside the vacuole, across the membrane, depending on whether inside or outside the cell has the greater water pressure. So the vacuole itself isn't controlling the contraction or the expansion - it uses the water's 'already existing forces' (through the osmotic pressure exerted on the cell membrane) to provide structural integrity and sustainabillity to the cell (so they don't burst). it's like the smartest leaky balloon in the world, that is pre-accelerated towards inflation or deflation - through the relation of forces (pressure) in disequilibrium, inside and outside its membrane.
oh. but rewind. "relentless immanence" --- techniques of sustainability (when everything is politicized) in relation to that.... thinking the aikido for that, or how to use the osmotic pressure in the room -- and obviously everything more-than-human that can be pulled out and fabulated with (foreground over the demanding humans). But also multiplicities (in scale, in duration) -- or how dispersions can happen, through multiplicities made angular. multiplicities (in the making) that can dispel and disorient (affirmatively) towards a re-orientation. multiplicities (rhythms/inflections) made forceful amongst forces that try to flatten and an pin down. awful forces that try collapse singularities into generalities, linearities, binaries..... sp l ï î i ï í å s h [3:05 AM] but yes. the zigzag. because that's also the difference - made/felt. it's not this thing of making smooth. nor a blender. ridges are kept (or the aspiration that they will stay, at least for a little while) so we hopefully don't have to return and make them again, every time. so the topography will change and not just the (finer) points. (edited) but the Z point. this is interesting too. points not as 'a point' singular -- but maybe Z point as singularity(ies) with 'the call' already there and in the middle - outside/inside inside/outside or -- there are multiple messages on slack going off! the bells are going off on my computer so I can't stay linear here : P but vacuoles are a Z point! techniques for and multiplicities for z-points and zigzags needed, to be brought to thingy/organisms/creature at senselab (?)
on zig-zagging I thought you might appreciate this quote from a manifesto on genetic testing (and the way it steals your life-living in the case of Huntingtons - from a book we're likely going to publish in the Immediations series) I!recovered!because!a!met!a!specialist!neurologist!who!agreed!to! embark!upon!creating!an!antidote!with!me.!This!doctor’s!patience! and!common!sense!are!impervious!to!assault!and!her! commitment!and!empathy!is!extraordinary.!As!I!see!it,!however,! these!qualities!are!not!what!make!her!so!effective.!(Incidentally,!I! do!not!doubt!that!within!the!medical!profession,!of!which!I!have! been!so!vehemently!critical!here,!many!are!those!who!possess! these!same!qualities).!I!believe!her!ability!to!make!this!antidote! stems!from!one!thing!only:!her!humility!towards!the!disease,!an!a! priori!humility.!She!could!have!said!no!for!the!simple!reason!it’s! not!her!job,!which!is!to!treat!the!truly!sick!and!not!look!after!preT symptomatic!carriers!sickened!by!the!test!like!me.!But!she!offered!to!do!it,!and!most!importantly!she!offered!knowing!full!well!that! neither!she!nor!I!had!any!idea!what!we!were!getting!ourselves!in! for.!From!the!moment!we!were!both!of!this!mind,!the!antidote! wasn’t!that!hard!to!make.!It!consisted!of!a!slow!and!gradual! reinjection!of!everything!that!might!have!been!eroded!by!the!test:! doubt,!uncertainty,!hesitation,!the!maybes,!whatTifs,!and!feelTyourTways.!In!other!words,!she!put!her!stock!in!pragmatism!(following! what!this!experience!could!teach!us)!rather!than!determinism! (knowing!in!advance!what!would!happen).!Along!the!way,!within! the!very!core!of!this!abstract,!bland,!and!empty!place!called!the! geneticTcodingTofTMissTA.R.TwithTHuntington’sTmutation,!she! knitted,!strand!by!strand,!the!possibility!of!releasing!surprise! anew,!and!displacement,!disorientation,!zigzagging,!depth,! perspective,!insight,!unknown!knowledge!–!simply!put,!a!dose!of! livingTliving.!
machamachamuchomachachahaha [11:17 AM] YES!!!!!!! Nn!!!!'nnnn!!!!!!!!!!!!!! machamachamuchomachachahaha [11:24 AM] *a!dose!of!livingTliving!* machamachamuchomachachahaha [12:40 PM] hahaha, love this @bzzzzzzzzz *“ike a mini jump yayyyy let’s see if we can play and also an ugh so much humanness in the thinking but maybe perhaps still yes?“*
I mean, 'no is not enough' can be re-oriented as a way to emphasize a call for techniques --- or techniques and not just throwing down all the forks and knives . or i don't know. been thinking a bit with an article @andrew_m shared on FB about how the accelerationist/accelerationism... and how its maybe a mode, but it's not a technique --- or the article says a strategy, but not a tactic. it reproduces a certain tract and frequency, but not one that has capacities for invention, or with much speculative pragmatism, or. i don't know. but that 'affirmative yes' -- and with how 'no is not enough' doesn't have to mean the binary-relation-re-inforcing action protest action action or. "What's good about accelerationism? And what's bad? I love the ambition and scope. Certainly the accelerationists' willingness to challenge leftist orthodoxies is refreshing. I also like how the accelerationists demand that we take technology and science seriously. And I also agree that there are important tactical uses of accelerationist or otherwise hypertrophic interventions (Eugene Thacker and I have referred to them as exploits). Still I see accelerationism essentially as a tactic mistaken for a strategy. At the same time this kind of accelerationism is precisely what dot-com entrepreneurs want to see from the left. Further, and ultimately most important, accelerationism is paternalistic and thus suffers from the problems of elitism and ultimately reactionary politics."
sp l ï î i ï í å s h [2:03 PM] for sure. i don't even mean to talk about accelerationism exactly -- its more, what else can this 'no is not enough' mean, if we try carrying it other places. or how mm mentioned the making of affirmative and also indifferent protest banners. or not 'protest banners', but flags (also).... and just. that sometimes it might be fun to play with one particular small group of words in our own appropriation of a slogan no longer slogan-ing : P zzZ [2:07 PM] yes, i think the problem with the no is that it confuses activity for inactivity; like Erin wrote in Relationscapes, inactivity is very active. So the problem with a no is for not so much the saying of the no, the banners that act the no and the zigzags and detours and everything, but the thought that thinks the no is inactive and that tries thereby to halt thought itself, remove it from the act. it ends up in this sort of giving up, that emptying out of joy and just despair. I was just rereading some Berardi stuff and there it is just so clear what dangers that brings with it seeing that my body is too madreado after the move, i'll take the day to rest and read Reminds me of a refrain that used to repeat in my walks: "nothingness is a field of possibilities" Now it refrains more toward "a fielding if potential"
The pause was this proposition where in the rhythm of a collective conversation he invited everyone to suspend thoughts and words for a few breaths. This was a way of seeing if in that space another thought feeling can emerge. A shifting of the field machamachamuchomachachahaha [2:47 PM] I remember Greg from NZ, in Australia he introduced a pause. bzzzzzzzzz [2:56 PM] Can we make it a verb? Gregging? zzZ [2:56 PM] to greg there is something very transversal in that machamachamuchomachachahaha [2:57 PM] !!!!!
yay. but still in love with 'new modes of yes' and thinking that through a celebratory making of (more than) protest signs (as mm shared via marceleno) - and not as signs as protest against, but where you gather and there are markers and materials and the glue and confetti. signs for not yet named known worlds or just as what is felt or feeling or just all the inbetween. a surplus and abundance for more then just the naming of injustices firmly known and felt, and not in need of re-iterating. eep--- and fortune cookies. i know where to buy fortune cookies. and i know it's possible to slip inside your own fortunes. which we will now call what? murmers? i don't know. but it's fun. like to have a bowl with these cookies for people to take. duration for thinking with = to one eaten cookie. (edited) and all the yips and yipeees and 'ecology of laughs' and thinking of how maybe that can be thought across with this babboa? how do you say it in portuguese/spanish. my online translators aren't working... babel = babel everywhere : P like a resounding across of these dribbles/babbles/murmurs/stutter too. the sense in nonsense. the more than with language felt more then parsed. or i don't know. sorry--- i'm need to re-field and re-zone myself : P I'm proposing my own walk for my own re-fielding. must calm and re-enter. shall we prototype our cuecard, via fortune cookie slips? -- see what takes (as in the cake batter taking) or shall we land with the wording that most stick and stay or snag or fizz and zaggg in our picnic of papery traces (hiding under the yellow couch at senselab, and/or amongst the Z z Z z and _____// ||| \\\ in the spaceeeeeee? suggestions for the word(ings) -even if they aren't word-words. and by no means subtracting out the creatures/textures/colours/curling papers. but to have a few words to try in the digital organism-ing invitation / amongt the image shifts/overlaps shared before. so that i can add extra large or shifting scales of typography amongst them (but as bytes of code, rather then an image of text)
:smile: :poolparty: : blondiecat: :totoro: :datboi::poolparty::glowstick: :waxing_gibbous_moon: :waning_crescent_moon: :moon: :moon: :dog2: sp l ï î i ï í å s h [12:26 PM] 5 à 7 5 à 7 5 à 7 5 à 7 5 à 7 5 à 7 -ish machamachamuchomachachahaha [12:27 PM] 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 -ishy!!!! bzzzzzzzzz [12:39 PM] Ok ok ok I will have to leave at 7.30ish so yes yes yes sp l ï î i ï í å s h [12:41 PM] zzziigggzaaggginnngg across all time-frame potentialiatiezzzzzzzz zzZ [12:46 PM] à 3 4 5 6 4 7 4 6 'Heloooooooo in the midst' 2 thoughts, firstly, they still have the 2 indoor gardens, AND the insectarium. b) sponges, different thicknesses/qualities (see what kind be leached up in terms of different colours or debris) / c) transluscent layered papers of some kind that can get wet, that can wrap around things maybe, and when they dry, make a kind of basic cast c) if the weather badly turns, head to the brilliant bar/café we had the first rezonator meeting at (on st. catherine at berri uquam) and have a free and wilding conversation about rez/3e/or all perculating appetiting etc. (edited)