Re: [-empyre-] COLLISION SINGS
At 02:48 PM 5/09/2002 +0100, you wrote:
memory is one string, both embodied and disembodied memories,
as unreliable as bodies and words.
.........how do we feel about attribution of ownership in regards 2
mem(e)ories?........ when chewing the fat with old friends or various
family members [i come from a family containing 7 children who r now adults
with add.ons of their own, so i have a lot 2 choose from:)] who sometime
have radically differing memories of events, its strange 2 consider these
differences in light of personality|identity & how much our individual
deviations stain the recall of the so-called objective (or factual, if
there is such a thing).........
[that probably has nothing at all 2 do with net related|relevant stuff, so
apologies if i'm getting all off- topic].
we recognise ourselves in old photos that
bear little physical resemblance to our current state of being.
and then again:'I didn't recognise you, is that really you?'.
how do memories operate in a net.niche? do online observations
of//interactions with shadow-boxish entities act as adequate 4grounding in
order 2 establish speculations/behavioural expectations/conclusions
regarding their manifest identities? if my _real-time_ persona [based on my
biological reality] appears largely transparent in terms of data sharing,
is this any guarantee of overall predictability or consistency of b.haviour
in the net, and *should* this b considered valid?
...........mebbe this x.plains y ppl find flame-baiter|trolling actions so
n.trusive.........b.cause it breaks with the [largely] x.pository-based
discourse method prevalent in email [that remains @ the clinical end of the
this may also x.plain the reactions that artists|b.ings such NN [or even i
have been known 2] provoke......
alzheimer sufferers lose their current identities along with their
still retain body memories that trace and retrace these lost identities.
....i find watching pre-parkinson's footage of michael j fox so
fascinating, as u realise that those idiosyncratic body-gestures may not b
so idiosyncratic after all, but precursors of the onset of a condition that
is basically physical identity-notation|body language parsing gone awry.....
....this [in contrast 2 alzheimers] must m.pact on identity formulation
from the biological [shell] upwards.......
re-reading the Palace rehearsal log from a
rehearsal of Avatar Body Collision in march this year, I have trouble
in the dialogue because we've all called ourselves something that ends in
and we're riffing and punning in the argot of that particular session .
w o w, thats great. do u have a URL 4 the log?
finally I find a thread in the banter that connects this person/text to me.
reading academic papers made up of a patchwork of quotations
I wonder 'who is actually talking here?'.
yup, great question...where is the identity|online-floating persona placed
in relation 2 the more rigorous end of academic discourse, & do we
increasingly ratify this rigidity as the default setting in regimented
online communication attempts?
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