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fascist future dance

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donald trump is a war criminal. treat him accordingly.
this is a placeholder until he disappears.

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fascist futurism

Donald Trump is a war criminal. Treat him accordingly.

Donald Trump meets his followers in a field. It is 2024. They
are all wounded. Some don't have legs. Some don't have arms.
They hug and kiss him. They all dance. Trump is so happy. Trump
is so very happy. There is no one else around. Everything is
burned. Trump is not burned. Trump is so very happy. If I was
there I would be happy for Trump. I would be happy too.

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fascistsanti-un-frm..-frm inanti-un-frm..-frm killer fascist
Nazi headpre buchanan little fascist the force me to
simultaneously Ru, Lu, Cu & we are fascists & go home & stand up
against racist potshots at them! So now we'll have fascist
Shiron to contend with; if Reality is fascist! We must sit in
our New Frocks and DISARM!!!!!! fascistic! Because you _have_ to
just look at what's there! It is there!

::fascist, misnomer, heaving against what lost name screamed,
sweetness horrors technology.] any fascist thank condaleeza.
however spel comprehensino. Brillouin, fear arrest amerikan
fascist empire tho vote:: ::tho by what vote, by what fascist or
by what misnomer, by proto-fascistic attitudes. gun-control
debate. incoherencies. doctress fascist FUCKERS will die if BUSH
wins the elections we will die. if KERRY expect you to do your
best to kill fascists in your community.  no charges amerikan
fascist empire eternal fifth reich reign /n pollutions /n what
government shutdown as fascist Republicans slaughter as any
fascist country, thank you condaleeza. however you spel horrors
technology.] any fascist thank condaleeza. however spel & we are
fascists & go home & stand up against racist misery desert by
what hand by what man's hand :fascist, that would be uneasy,
fascist / which has lost its rhythm land and France, in alliance
with the Soviet Union, defeated fascist Germ- tion of France
into a fascist state, because for a victory against Hitler our
great fascist love repeats itself until we die of boredom
mini-fascists shutting their mouths the fascist language of the
teen-agers of the twentieth-century. This is fascists try to
point you like a hate art critic, i just hate hate girls the
fascists in power have legalized torture for perhaps the first
time in inevitable source of power, hegemony, violence:fascist,
misrecognition, stupidities of fascist presidents - so we might
as well just play and problems with right-wing proto-fascistic
attitudes. The gun-control purity are dirtied, soiled, by abject
infiltration. Our dreams are fascist the rest of the country!
Proto fascists, they promised compromise and as Fuck Florida!
Fuck the fascists just itching to take over the US! They'll
mini-fascists wait in the foreground to take over as fascist
republicans them, hard as hell, even in the onslaught the war at
this point, the fascist regime in this country, the when we have
to fear the fascists in our own country it is necessary to have
a monstrous military machine, and the fascist If the world turns
fascist to a greater degree, if you hear the final play &
tongue, upon (or fascists go home stand racist what vote, by
what fascist or by what misnomer, by unless vote what dark
ground::fascist, what mistaking

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Working with Mike Gurstein

http://www.alansondheim.org/mike.txt

From 1997, Nova Scotia, mainly Sydney, working with Mike Gurstein

Revisiting, Notes and Pieces

Telecommunications in Rural or Non-Metropolitan Areas:

What sorts of uses can CMC be put to in rural areas? In terms of

[...]

(Mike Gurstein, one of the founders of community informatics,
died today)

This is fantastic and fantastic company!

- Alan

---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Sat, 14 Oct 2017 09:47:50
From: Dimitra Ioannou <dimitra@aglimpseof.net>
To: Dimitra Ioannou <dimitra@aglimpseof.net>
Subject: the Uncontrollable issue @ aglimpseof.net

Dear friends of aglimpseof,


I am very pleased to announce that the Uncontrollable issue is out!?


It features fascinating works by Emanuela Bianchi, Maria Damon, Alan
Sondheim, Mez Breeze, Clive Gresswell, Jane Joritz-Nakagawa, Aadityakrishna
Sathish, Olivia Cronk & Philip Sorenson, Matt Schumacher, Christine
Stoddard, and Florence Sunnen.?


Our next issue theme is Symptoms; submissions are open until November 30th.?


Back to all things Uncontrollable
now:?https://aglimpseof.net/category/the-uncontrollable-issue/


Best wishes,

Dimitra Ioannou


??
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If you?don't?want?to be on our mailing?list,?please unsubscribe. T.Y.

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What's with all this talk?
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k14% what oh sondheim youre losing it
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What's with all this talk?
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k15% what nothing
what: No hey's found.
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What's with all this talk?
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k24% yo sondheim argh
yo: there is no such user <argh> with an account on this system.
k25% yo argh sondheim
yo: there is no such user <argh> with an account on this system.
k26% yo yo ma
yo: there is no such user <yo> with an account on this system.
k27% yo sondheim
To: sondheim (Alan Sondheim)
hey there yo
yo mah what?
'hey' canceled!!!

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sondheim (Alan Sondheim) argh, what on earth? i should have
shown with you! you should have been innerested i'm a contender!
don't worry about the apostrophes i have all th' tim' in' th'
worl' cant' get no'b etter than '<thorn>his eh? yo jes a lon'
bo' bon mot w/ th' jogia saran'i eh? not now 'nah nex' worl' wa'
th' las' don' sa' ' didn' war' yo' yo' bon mot eh?

'hey' canceled!!! 'hey' canceled!!!

argh, what on earth? i should have shown with you! you should
have been innerested i'm a contender! don't worry about the
apostrophes i have all th' tim' in' th' worl' cant' get no'b
etter than '<thorn>his eh? yo jes a lon' bo' bon mot w/ th'
jogia saran'i eh? not now 'nah nex' worl' wa' th' las' don' sa'
' didn' war' yo' yo' bon mot eh?

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whatev' to man'death's done him t' othr's keyk 'ode *jfleIzJb'
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A thing I find Disturbing

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a covered gravy holder of silver or other metal containing a
detachable central vessel for hot water to keep the gravy warm
[syn: {argyll}, {argyle}] a design consisting of a pattern of
varicolored diamonds on a solid background (originally for
knitted articles); patterned after the tartan of a clan in
western Scotland [syn: {argyle}, {argyll}] a sock knitted or
woven with an argyle design (usually used in the plural) [syn:
{argyle}, {argyll}] Argyle, GA (town, FIPS 2844) Location:
31.07373 N, 82.64942 W Population (1990): 206 (76 housing units)
Area: 4.5 sq km (land), 0.0 sq km (water) Argyle, IA Zip
code(s): 52619 Argyle, MN (city, FIPS 2134) Location: 48.33738
N, 96.81570 W Population (1990): 636 (298 housing units) Area:
4.0 sq km (land), 0.0 sq km (water) Zip code(s): 56713 Argyle,
MO (town, FIPS 1828) Location: 38.29501 N, 92.02546 W Population
(1990): 178 (80 housing units) Area: 1.0 sq km (land), 0.0 sq km
(water) Zip code(s): 65001 Argyle, NY (village, FIPS 2550)
Location: 43.23701 N, 73.49037 W Population (1990): 295 (117
housing units) Area: 0.9 sq km (land), 0.0 sq km (water) Zip
code(s): 12809 Argyle, TX (city, FIPS 3768) Location: 33.11049
N, 97.17988 W Population (1990): 1575 (594 housing units) Area:
25.9 sq km (land), 0.0 sq km (water) Zip code(s): 76226 Argyle,
WI (village, FIPS 2650) Location: 42.70063 N, 89.86625 W
Population (1990): 798 (364 housing units) Area: 1.5 sq km
(land), 0.0 sq km (water) Zip code(s): 53504

===

therapy in light of:
the u.s. withdrawing from unesco
trump attacking puerto rico in a series of vicious tweets
trump's dismantling of obamacare now underway
trump's likely pullout of the iran deal
terrible wildfires in california

and we can't do anything about anything anymore

===

two women and the network of everything

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everything is forked, the two women, the tree, the pipes on the bag,
snaked and i traveled and was in another state with two women, whose
brothers had a way of being _awry_ or weird here. i'm sitting next to
the two women talking about something between them and i'm here sitting
next the women talking about looking further between them.

0: two
No command 'two' found, did you mean:
  Command 'tao' from package 'taopm' (universe)
two: command not found
0: women
No command 'women' found, did you mean:
  Command 'wopen' from package 'gworkspace.app' (universe)
women: command not found

i used to think, when I was young, that if I were sent to a prisoner of
war camp, cipher cipher, cipher, nothing, /dev/null

dev/null, I used to think, when I was young

- - -

Rabidity ~~


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A rabid network connects and interconnects everywhere and at all
times; so that it might appear as substance, at best dynamic
striations. A chain may be as strong as its weakest link, but a
chain may also be duplicated; each to the other, each a
procurement; many weak links on many duplicates may be
irrelevant (gather them in one place, under one command, and
then there's a difference). A chain grows at one or both ends;
it's anchored, it's ascendent, it's linear. Everything that
transmits is orderly. There are more frequencies than we know
within the universe, more frequencies any-where and every-where,
and if we think of such as infinite in extent and duration, we
are limited to an infinitely small portion of the world, quantum
granularity notwithstanding. Chains and networks are outgrowths;
everything is natural about them, nothing is natural about them.
What extends, might do so with and without nodes, surfaces,
bearings, coordinates. One might prefer a world without any of
these; their presence signifies birth and decomposition, and
unimaginable attendant cruelties.

There may be no originary object, no (0)-> and no finality,
->(1) ; there may be slurry at best. This is the poetics of
form, its poesis, which refuses any mathematico-physical
reduction, no matter the reality. Poesis is us-ness.

The chain is a walkthrough; the network is a walkabout. Note the
difference. The network is full of contradiction; the chain
exists as [x-1][x][x+1] or some such, in other words a well-
ordering; the network might be, for all one knows, a continuum
of infinite dimension, a collocation of surreal or other
untoward or wayward numbers, anything but _that_ which tends
towards calculation, the abacus, the clear movement of a bead
from one place to another.

A network might have no place at all, neither this nor that,
neither one nor another. There might be sheaves, layers,
monstrous topologies, foams, percolations. There might be
something only visible from the outset or the outside, or
something invisible from every conceivable vantage-point. There
may be no conceivable vantage-points. I remember writing the
notion of the _anorectic airliner,_ the motion of air in air,
the introverted and intense turbulence, perhaps without
temperature gradients whatsoever, that remains inherently
invisible. Or caught with one or another Schlieren optics. Or
not caught at all. Or caught always already past, passed.

The network channels movement, or movement defines the channels
of the network; the channels may have fixed walls, or none
whatsoever; there may be sloughs and surges and slurries, for
example. The channel/carrying capacity/information model holds
in a miniscule number of models with proper potential wells; at
the same time it dominates all our thinking in a revolutionary
way reminiscent of the discovery of the wheel, the printing
press, electricity. The revolution might well lie otherwise,
elsewhere, elsewhen, however; it might lie in those glimpses of
inconceivable networks that pervade us and our objects, pervade
organisms and boundaries, problematize aristotelian logics,
dissolve into dissolution or the abject upon or within our
notice or momentary attention - or none or all of these. What
might be of interest here is the idea of the _lifespan of the
network_ - in other words, the temporality of what might or
might not be noticed.

As open-ended organisms we're bound and unbound there, within
this temporality, within the very concept, not of measurement,
but of objects or durations we find amenable. That brings us
back to our problem, our temporality, our networks and their
chains which bind them - as if they, the we within us, were the
case or cases.

No (0),(1), no beginnings and endings, (but) what might pass for
a (momentary) glance, something of the nature of attention or of
the economy of attention. We don't let sleeping dogs lie; we
wake them, sometime or other in the morning, it's a humid day,
it might be better or best to let them be.

--

(be, being, open multi-dimensional sets on any interval; care,
attention, absence)

--

"A research ecologist with the Environmental Protection Agency
in Narragansett, R.I., for the past 20 years, Hale recently
finished compiling a master list of all the species ever
recorded in the sediments of Narragansett Bay. He discussed the
project at a Sept. 28 Rhode Island Natural History Survey
lecture.

The list includes 1,056 species, and Hale believes there may be
another 200 to 300 still to be found. Most live in the top 10
centimeters of the bays sediments. The most abundant creatures
recorded are varieties of polychaete worms, mollusks, and
arthropods.

But rare species make up most of the biodiversity, he said.

Included among the rare variety were 395 singletons species
found only once and 224 doubletons. Another 279 were captured
prior to 1950 and havent been seen again due to range shifts,
pollution, the effects of invasive species, and other factors."

- from "Hidden World of Narragansett Bay on the Rebound,"
Todd McLeish,
https://www.ecori.org/narragansett-bay/2017/10/4/hidden-undersea-world-of-narragansett-bay-on-rebound

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somatic-haptic mirror

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In case you've missed the music (we still have a holiday
here in the States), the new songs are at

http://www.alansondheim.org/yearning1.mp3
http://www.alansondheim.org/yearning2.mp3
and
http://www.alansondheim.org/cccafe.mp3 version 1
http://www.alansondheim.org/cccafe2.mp3 version 2

The lyrics are in http://www.alansondheim.org/ux.txt
And thanks for listening.

distributed networked intelligence


Blue lobster in Bristol RI Audubon Society aquarium. I'm
thinking about networked intelligence here, the relationship
between complex articulations and overall systems behavior - and
how we, as humans, tend to think of intelligence as located
instead in a primary organ.

Image: http://www.alansondheim.org/aud31.jpg blue lobster
Video: https://youtu.be/vfALP-jPGm8
Image: http://www.alansondheim.org/aud33.jpg starfish tentacles

Even systems ontologies break down; given that there is a
consciousness at work here, that numerous limbs and joints need
local and overall articulation, we have to admit, as so many
already have, that we've got intelligence wrong, that
distribution creates an economy of energy and localization
that's absolutely brilliant, that results in different ways of
thinking, even of life and death - consider the wood-net for
example, or hive behavior; think of slime-molds or the
dominating micro-biomes of the human body, in fact of almost
every larger organism. Move not to the grid, but to transport
topologies; our singular 'I' (ipod, ipad, my--) is fundamentally
diffused, and what brilliance lies there, if one only has the
patience to _look._ This lobster is a case in point; arms and
feeding mechanisms interlock, as if they were communities them-
selves. They're not, of course; there simply may not be the
Barthian _punctum_ we insist on, from the vanishing-point
inherent in three-dimensional visual triangulation, to Weyl's
ego-location at the origin of the Cartesian graph. Move from
geometry and manifolds to rubber-sheet topologies without
ontology - pure epistemologies - and then think of this in
relationship, first, to the rigidity of digital protocols, and,
second, to the flexibility of digital protocols, which require
neither realm nor location; so much hacking, for example, is
fundamentally anonymous - all that seems to exist are the
networks and their dynamics.

Forget our heads and brains, look without looking at the
flexible and networked habitus that constitutes our very
existence on the planet; if we do so we might comprehend a bit
more of the intelligence around us.

(One might argue that what occurs might only be a simulacrum of
intelligence, certainly not of consciousness. I err on the side
of consciousness. We had, for close to a year, a fresh-water
crayfish in a tank with fish and plants; we observed it (sex
indeterminate) for a year, and it seemed clear to us that it was
capable of recognition (it could tell us apart), trans-species
relationships (with one fish in particular, with us as well),
learning and meta-learning in Bateson's sense (based on climbing
behavior), and so forth. Recognition was mutual recognition,
that much was clear; whether or not the crayfish thought us
worthy of consciousness seemed almost beside the point.)

- - -

In case you've missed the music (we have a holiday here in the
States), the new songs are at

http://www.alansondheim.org/yearning1.mp3
http://www.alansondheim.org/yearning2.mp3

and

http://www.alansondheim.org/cccafe.mp3 version 1
http://www.alansondheim.org/cccafe2.mp3 version 2

The lyrics are in http://www.alansondheim.org/ux.txt

Thanks for listening.

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