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December 8, 2006


btw - shuddernaf on YouTube @

(call mind 'body love 'flesh air 'mind soul 'skin text 'scar lip
'uuu) : uuu
(call body 1 flesh 2 mind 3 skin 4 scar 5 uuu 6): 6
mind 3 flesh 2 air mind soul skin lip uuu
lip lip soul mind air body mind skin text scar scar lip
uuu uuu skin 3 mind 1 3 4 scar 5 5 uuu
(call forms '(mind soul body skin lip text uuu uuu flesh)):
(mind soul body skin lip text uuu uuu flesh)
forms uuu skin lip text uuu uuu flesh forms body soul mind
(mind soul body skin lip text uuu uuu flesh)
6 4 uuu scar 6 6 2
(mind soul body skin lip text uuu uuu flesh)
1 skin 3 (third forms) body (third forms) (first forms) (first forms)
(mind) body mind undefined mind (third forms) (first forms) (first forms)
(text) body mind mind (third forms) (first forms) (first forms) (text)
body mind mind scar (third forms) (first forms) (first forms) + text body
mind mind (first forms) scar

Of course he said yes - I'll pass on any feedback. Thanks, Alan

On Fri, 8 Dec 2006, Alan Sondheim wrote:

> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Alan Sondheim <>
> Date: Dec 6, 2006 10:22 PM
> Subject: Re: [syndicate] BRILLIANT HARP CONS
> To: "ctgr-pavu. com" <>
> This is just amazing - Can i send this out to some of the other lists I'm
> on?
> Thanks, Alan -
> On 12/6/06, <> wrote:
>> > On Wed, 6 Dec 2006, wrote:
>> >
>> >> alan's speed + cons
>> >> direct outovmouthed
>> >
>> > with a LISP -
>> hi alan
>> did you try the link to speed + con sung by me ?
>> best
>> --
>> OG
> -- 

Notes on the parenthetical vis-a-vis LISP

1 The comfort of LISP, maternal enclosure of forms; results leak out like
residues, programs huddle. (Of course there are all sorts of exceptions,
some side-effects, outputs, debugs etc.)

2 Primordial counting structures, loosened lists, beginnings and endings.

3 Is there really any need to run a program's perfect framework? Running
a program: _Time stays out of it._

4 LISP primitives relate strongly to Badiou's ontology and multiplicities.

5 What constitutes ( and )? Or the NULL, NIL, ()?

(NULL '( ))
(EQUAL NIL '( )))
As well as this ontology:
(ATOM '( ))
And this (in relation to Peirce):
(EQUAL '() ( ))

  a. Generally the parenthetical is considered subordinate, an addendum.

  b. Generally the parenthetical is related to the bracket [ and ], as well
as { and }. The bracket is a building-block, a support; { and } are always
subordinate. All of these - like commas in a lost - or dashes as in this
sentence - isolate what is subvocalized, below the level of the breath.
Part-object, not abject.

  c. The parenthetical becomes something else - the shape constitutes a
womb within the sentence, breakdown of linearity, potential branch-struc-

  d. In LISP besides the leak, the parenthetical is _all there is._ Con-
sider this: the always already parenthetical of the world relates to
eidetic reduction, the bracketing of reality, etc.

  e. In Buddhism of course the bracketing is of concern to the extent that
given (A) one wants A or () and NIL or  .

  f. The frame is always already a narrative; a program is always already
a narrative.

  g. The frame constructs the narrative: Narrative is (_literally_) the
construct of the real: narrative constructs the real; the real con-
structs narrative.

  h. Without the frame there is nothing.

  i. LISP is frame. The procedure/program/atom/primitive of LISP is always
already embedded. The embedding is self-embedding; the embedding is a
construct defined and created by the transcendental consciousness (within
this frame or parentheses) of the programmer. It makes no difference
whether LISP exists or not.

  j. Frames are never empty; emptied frames to frames are beings to Being.
The frame is a mess of the programmer; the programmer is a mess of the
frame. All code is dirty code. Emptied frames are abandoned frames, their
residue excreted.

6. The above relates to thought, not LISP necessarily. (Of LISP I am

To be watched:

Maud Liardon choreographed or not by Foofwa d'Imobilite or improvised or
not with or without background music videography perhaps by Alan Sondheim
or not or his mise en abyme or not. Production of the symbolic from the
imaginary. LISP of course produces the imaginary from the symbolic. Enjoy.

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