[-empyre-] forgetting, oblivion
jhopkins at neoscenes.net
Thu Nov 8 22:34:57 EST 2007
>>That framework is generated by the techno-social system which
>>consequently filters the memory into what vessels that
>>techno-social system values.
>but don't you think organic memory also gets filtered as it goes in
>-- by language, culture... all of which also helps shape that
>techno-social system? I wonder if the digital is more reduced or
>more noticeable and therefore more annoying in its reduction?
embodied memory is definitely a reductive absorbtion of the available
energies that move in a situation -- because the body is a filter
itself -- in its selective receptive abilities to receive energy.
This 'natural' (evolutionary!) factor underlies the implicit
filtering mechanisms of the socia-techno-cultural system that the
body is embedded in. There is a feedback mechanism, yes, where
memory is formed by, for example, looking at photographs, and then
one creates photographs to form (reify!) memories...
The digital, as a larger and more complex techno-social system,
demands more energy in a thermo-dynamic sense to maintain the order
of its production and dispersion -- it thus requires more energy from
those who participate in that system. It thus is likely that it is
also more narrow in what is carries -- in the sense that it flattens
out the idiosyncratic differences between individuals by limiting the
form that the memory takes (i.e., photographs versus a box of random
trinkets that one might collect to form another personal array of
>>A thought voice-spoken into the ear is released only for a moment
>>from embodied presence as the sonic energy passes from the Self to
>>the Other. In the Other it manifests for ever as a changed energy
>>state of be-ing.
>great concept -- sonic energy -- as a way to talk about the complex
>materiality and movements of spoken voice -- sort of feels like one
>of those wave-particle things.
I definitely believe that materialism cannot circumscribe the
phenomena of life very well... quantum is a more accurate model,
when combined with some other esoteric points-of-view... but that's a
much longer discussion.
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