The Alan Sondheim Mail Archive

February 12, 2008

next stop imaginary

various below and hopefully the last 'spew' - the mocap equipment now has
extended possibilities; Nikuko's wandering simultaneously from above and
below. the keyword's interoperability, moving the newer technical bvh
files into poser and blender, reconfiguring blender sheave-skins in blen-
der, creating bundles of bvh files for distribution. we're searching for a
poetics of the interior with any means possible, Nikuko tells me important
things and these silent videos / images are both tawdry and fecund, their
making accompanied by numerous crashes, remaking old equipment, Azure
repeatedly modeling ballet slomo as the hd camera cranked in consort with
antiquated 486 and winnt computers. next stop imaginary, see the train

New Software

the motion capture software was rewritten to create other possibilities
than high-speed vibration - thanks to Gary Manes


analysis of avatar edge-phenomena in SL; all images from beneath Nikuko,
who inverts.

Outlands traintrip < industrial landscape.

all day i sit at this fucking screen, not fucking
but the brain's left hemisphere's twitched and reamed
again with crystals shunting cells decayed and sucking
out the last dim landscape i might have ever dreamed .

fingers stall, breath couples hard with chills
against a bandaged mind and damaged brain .
no longer shall i climb that landscape's hills
and turn towards tarn shined dark with bloody rain .

i'm born here, died here, screen looms, the world is flat,
dead animals pour from sour skin, i shake
for something else got wrong then right, a scat
i leave behind, the drowned dream drains the lake .

my fucking flesh reamed sucking wires dreamed .
my fever's rising, chills turn the brain's hills rain
of flat blood, gave a shake of scat now steamed
then charred, lakes slake, sparks suffocate again .

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---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Tue, 12 Feb 2008 09:17:45 -0500 (EST)
From: Alan Sondheim <>
To: Cyb <>, Wryting-L <>,
     Cyberculture <>
Subject: heaven and hell (Unix fortune of the day)

The temperature of Heaven can be rather accurately computed.  Our
authority is Isaiah 30:26, "Moreover, the light of the Moon shall be as
the light of the Sun and the light of the Sun shall be sevenfold, as
the light of seven days."  Thus Heaven receives from the Moon as much
radiation as we do from the Sun, and in addition 7*7 (49) times as much
as the Earth does from the Sun, or 50 times in all.  The light we
receive from the Moon is one 1/10,000 of the light we receive from the
Sun, so we can ignore that ... The radiation falling on Heaven will
heat it to the point where the heat lost by radiation is just equal to
the heat received by radiation, i.e., Heaven loses 50 times as much
heat as the Earth by radiation.  Using the Stefan-Boltzmann law for
radiation, (H/E)^4 = 50, where E is the absolute temperature of the
earth (-300K), gives H as 798K (525C).  The exact temperature of Hell
cannot be computed ... [However] Revelations 21:8 says "But the
fearful, and unbelieving ... shall have their part in the lake which
burneth with fire and brimstone."  A lake of molten brimstone means
that its temperature must be at or below the boiling point, 444.6C.  We
have, then, that Heaven, at 525C is hotter than Hell at 445C.
                 -- From "Applied Optics" vol. 11, A14, 1972

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