The Alan Sondheim Mail Archive

August 11, 2010


the captain


the beating of the great heart, the captain says,
it's the great heart of the soul, it's always there,
it makes your machine talk, it becomes you,

when you enter the great heart, your machine sings,
as if everything in the world were moving flesh,
the captain says, flesh coming into your own

for your home is not your home, and your life is ours,
and we live in the midst of the great beating heart,
and nothing happens for sure, the captain says,
until you come around, until you come down into it

and you become the great beating heart, hums your great machine,
and your moving flesh come into ours, the captain says,
our own is yours, your own is ours, until you come down into it

oh so many words, so much murmuring, when you come down into it,
your own, our beating heart, our moving flesh is yours

http://www.alansondheim.org/capt.mov

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Date: Wed, 11 Aug 2010 14:08:47
From: "Craig Aaron, FreePress.net" <info@freepress.net>
To: sondheim@panix.com
Subject: Google Won't Save the Internet

SavetheInternet.com
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Dear Friend,

On Monday, Google and Verizon made it official: Forget "Don't Be Evil" ?
they're planning a massive corporate takeover of the Internet.

Their deal was met with a deafening public outcry ? with hundreds of
thousands of angry letters rolling in, and everyone from Silicon Valley
innovators to leading members of Congress weighing in against the dangerous
pact.

But one man was strangely silent: FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski.

You'd think the chairman would have something to say, given that two of the
biggest companies on the Internet want to put toll roads on the information
superhighway, eliminate Net Neutrality on wireless networks, and turn the
FCC into a toothless watchdog.

We think it's time Chairman Genachowski spoke up.

We think it's time he denounced this deal in no uncertain terms.

We think it's time he made clear that these behemoths can't write their own
rules ? because that's his job.

And we think it's time that he deliver on his promise to restore the FCC's
authority to protect Internet users and make Net Neutrality the rule of the
road ? once and for all.

If you agree, add your name to our letter to Chairman Genachowski:

       Dear Chairman Genachowski,

       Google and Verizon's pact has sparked a massive public outcry.
       People are upset because we've seen what happens when we let big
       companies regulate themselves or hope they'll do the right
       thing.

       Please denounce this deal and deliver on your promise to restore
       the FCC's authority to protect Internet users and make Net
       Neutrality the rule of the road.

       We know such a move may not be popular on Wall Street or in
       Silicon Valley, but it's the kind of leadership we need now.

       It's not up to Google and Verizon to make public policy. We're
       counting on you to save the Internet.

Chairman Genachowski has heard plenty from Google and Verizon. Now he needs
to hear from you. Please sign the letter now.

Thank you,

Craig Aaron
Managing Director
Free Press
SavetheInternet.com

P.S. Google let us down in striking this deal. But its betrayal has brought
unprecedented attention to the need to protect the open Internet. We must
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is my heart beating here

[ Please note - you can now see the Mt. Tremper performance (and many
others) at foofwa.com on the opening page; additional files are under
Production > Live or Video. For this reason, I've taken the file down
at http://www.alansondheim.com because of space limitations. ]

New work for performance upcoming Saturday in Odyssey:

http://www.alansondheim.org/spedmeat.mov

Text:

is my heart beating here
or are your pixels refreshed in faux motion

do you believe everything i say here
and am i saying anything

would you like to take my hand
i have nothing to give

would you like to bear my child
or become my child processes

would i murmur and caress you
would you be my parent process

oh everyone has a number
and every number has a one

when you see meat it is not meat
when you don't see meat it is meat

my invisible flesh
my visible flesh is not your meantime

is your heart beating there
or do your muscles murmur true
and in murmuring truth
do they murmur in true motion

are questions always questions
are there answers to no-questions

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Date: Wed, 11 Aug 2010 20:45:04
From: NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory <info@jpl.nasa.gov>
To: "sondheim@panix.com" <sondheim@panix.com>
Subject: NASA Video Shows Global Reach of Pollution from Fires

JPL/NASA News

Feature
                                                                         
August 11, 2010


NASA Video Shows Global Reach of Pollution from Fires

The full version of this story with accompanying images is at:
http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.cfm?release=2010-265&cid=release_2010-265


A series of large wildfires burning across western and central Russia,
eastern Siberia and western Canada has created a noxious soup of air
pollution that is affecting life far beyond national borders. Among the
pollutants created by wildfires is carbon monoxide, a gas that can pose a
variety of health risks at ground level. Carbon monoxide is also an
ingredient in the production of ground-level ozone, which causes numerous
respiratory problems. As the carbon monoxide from these wildfires is lofted
into the atmosphere, it becomes caught in the lower bounds of the
mid-latitude jet stream, which swiftly transports it around the globe.

Two movies were created using continuously updated data from the "Eyes on
the Earth 3-D" feature on NASA's global climate change website
http://climate.nasa.gov/ . They show three-day running averages of daily
measurements of carbon monoxide present at an altitude of 5.5 kilometers
(18,000) feet, along with its global transport. The data are from the
Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) instrument on NASA's Aqua spacecraft.
AIRS is most sensitive to carbon monoxide at this altitude, which is a
region conducive to long-range transport of the smoke. The abundance of
carbon monoxide is shown in parts per billion, with the highest
concentrations shown in yellows and reds.

The first movie, centered over Moscow, highlights the series of wildfires
that continue to burn across Russia. It covers the period between July 18
and Aug. 10, 2010.

The second movie is centered over the North Pole and covers the period from
July 16 to Aug. 10, 2010. From this vantage point, the long-range transport
of pollutants is more easily visible.

AIRS is managed by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif., under
contract to NASA. JPL is a division of the California Institute of
Technology in Pasadena.

More information about AIRS can be found at http://airs.jpl.nasa.gov .

#2010-265

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Alan Buis 818-354-0474
Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif.
alan.buis@jpl.nasa.gov



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is my heart beating here ii


rehearsal materials for Odyssey performance Saturday
full text below; rehearsal with Sandy Baldwin in vale.mov
(we won't be taping the performance; below is a good representation)

http://www.alansondheim.org/vale.mov

is my heart beating here
or are your pixels refreshed in faux motion

do you believe everything i say here
and am i saying anything

would you like to take my hand
i have nothing to give

would you like to bear my child
or become my child processes

would i murmur and caress you
would you be my parent process

oh everyone has a number
and every number has a one

when you see meat it is not meat
when you don't see meat it is meat

my invisible flesh
my visible flesh is not your meantime

is your heart beating there
or do your muscles murmur true
and in murmuring truth
do they murmur in true motion

are questions always questions
are there answers to no-questions

meat is returned always otherwise
what falls off-world is history

what is history, what is forgotten
cannot be stored, leaves no traces

think of residue which doesn't move
in masquerade, it appears otherwise

otherwise than being is the virtual
being virtual is always already otherwise

we are always within the virtual
we are always otherwise

but we move in the life and here we do not move
but we seem otherwise moving, and not appearing unmoving


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