The Alan Sondheim Mail Archive

October 7, 2003

```brilliant pest

well we're all tired of these. no need to reply. i know we all are.
but recycling images through the zaurus. vulnerable buildings.
some stand up proudly. some hide in the forest. at least here
not much happens.

http://www.asondheim.org/portal/brilliant.exe
http://www.asondheim.org/portal/pest.exe
http://www.asondheim.org/portal/pest2.exe

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```Scheme for a General Literature

Wittgenstein, TLP:

[P, E, N(E)] :
P = all propositions
E = any set of proportions
N(E) = negation of E

Russell: 'The whole symbol means whatever can be
obtained by taking any selection of atomic
propositions, negating them all, then taking any
selection of the set of propositions now obtained,
together with any of the originals--and so on
indefinitely. This is, he [Wittgenstein] says, the
general truth-function and also the general form of
proposition.' (Introduction, TLP.)

Now the negation is necessary to produce the Sheffer
stroke and its dual; atomic propositions, however, are
illusory - show me one.

Nevertheless, one can write P, where
P = generalized alphabetics; and E, where
E = a finite subset methodology (axiom of choice)
in any order of P. Note that P is a reasonably
small integer < 40,000. (Of course further reduction
is possible by virtue of binary or unary mapping.)

We have in addition S({E}), where
S = the substructure or ordering-site (Peirce's
"sheet of assertion"); {E} (a set of finite subsets
of P) is mapped onto S.

Then clearly [P, E, S({E})] is the general form of
literature - in particular, religious or other
traditional or exemplary texts (including their
diacritical and extra-alphabetic graphemes) - issues
of practicality, decidability, etc. notwithstanding.

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```MADELEINE GALLAGHER & TONYA FOSTER AT CASPER JONES (formerly the Flying
Saucer Cafe series!)

TUESDAY OCTOBER 14, 7:00 PM, AT CASPER JONES CAFE IN BROOKLYN

(see below for details)

physical space, motion, and phenomenological perception. Her aim as a
visual artist is to create sensory environments where expanded cinema
meets up with abstract painting. Gallagher will be showing several works
in progress.

Tonya Foster is a teacher and writer and lives in Harlem. Her work
contains vivid, dynamic sonic elements. Along with reading poems, Foster
will present a talk focusing on lies, fabrication, and revision.

Casper Jones House Cafe Bar Lounge

440 Bergen Street
between 5th Ave. & Flatbush Ave.
Parkslope, Brooklyn
(718) 399-8741
take the Q train to 7th Ave or the 2/3 train to Bergen Street

Contact Brenda Iijima or Alan Sondheim for further information.

Brenda Iijima: yoyolabs@hotmail.com
Alan Sondheim: sondheim@panix.com

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