the gestural aspect of the interface is important: cursive writing has as much in common with painting or dance and print writing has as much in common with engraving as the two have in common with each other, insofar as we are understanding stylus being laid to notebook.


"minor authors are foreigners in their own tongue. if they are bastards, if they experience themselves as bastards, it is due not to a mixing or intermingling of languages but rather to a subtraction and variation of their own language by stretching tensors through it" (d+g, atp, p.105).

the dancers, all of whom were young, fit, lean, and flexible, moved in a way that evoked thoughts of stelarc and orlan birthing a bastard litter of lovechildren in a surgical clinic managed by trent reznor. (november 2005)


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  1. sportsBabel » friday nite lites says:

    [...] but how could they do such a thing? numbers are round and luscious and flowing and curvilinear: gestural markings on a surface, yes, though never meant to be pinpricks of light programmed for a screen-based display (and [...]

  2. sportsBabel » eighth, eighth, eighth says:

    [...] no longer easily understood as discrete concepts. One captures thought through writing while it is still felt in the body, nullifying any possible understanding of mind-body dualism in the act of recording or making [...]

  3. sportsBabel » Wolfgang Schirmacher: In Memoriam di Imagum says:

    [...] young Jewish male who has come of age. Preceded by this cut, the truncated sex bears witness to a gestural positioning of memory and embodiment in the Word of the Book. It is a skin of orthography to complement the [...]

  4. sportsBabel » Phantom Limb says:

    [...] . the soft cardboard cover of the book is easy to groove or etch lines into [...]