HHH HHH H H H H H H H H HHHHHHHHH igh AA HH HH AAAA H H AA AA H H AA AA scii H H A A H H AA AA H H AAAAAAAAAA A A A A A A AA AA by Frank Stevenson
1 Interactive/Dithyrambic Pome 1 as in pommes de terre On Wed, 24 Aug 1994........wrote: > [[|[T[^h[h[h[TT[^[ HIGH ASCII (subtext = "thin red line" ("read line") twixt computer-generated random numbers, hacked into the backs of turtle shells for oracle bone divination in shang dynasty china, 2nd millenium bc, and the gramma- tological creativity of late 20th c ad (@) post- strIcturalist writers, ritters (knights) & assorted critters?) (in loco parenthesis, opened closures like tunafish cans flown thru the wayward night...... high (on) acid, man! > Gottesdammerung: ("twilight of gods/gourds" as vs friedrich's gotzen- dammerung, "twilight of idols" which he/i shall break into-- into their hollowness--"with a hammer as with a tuning fork"?) ^ Odin joins the Norns...... ("Norns": Stefan George's "The Word": "Und harrte bis die graue norn/Den namen fand in ihrem born--".... "And waited till the twilit norn/Had found the name within her borne"..../So lernt ich traurig den verzicht:/ Kein ding sei wo das wort gebricht."...."So I renounced and sadly see:/Where word breaks off no thing may be." (a pome much discussed by heidegger in unterwegs zur sprache.) ^ Nothing is in form...... (Buddhist "slogan": "form is emptiness, emptiness form") > Odin: "In Isolation larceny I route the lists one to another, Traffic > with Thee. I would Tarry 222 Tarry 222 Tarry ^^^^^^ bar of barren soil. > TIFFANY is the occasional transform of the artificial. TIFFANY motivates > HIGH ASCII. I move within HIGH ASCII. I ^^^ bar myself naked in HIGH > ASCII. I return the motivated to the unmotivated in HIGH ASCII. Hey man, I hear yuh! High on acid, man! "Gone on windowpane" as we said in 1967 on the Paoli Local out of downtown philadelphia > HIGH ASCII trickster on the occasion of earth..... Loki? Heidegger's 4-fold, Rilke's Duino Elegy: "oh earth, to arise invisibly within us, is that your secret wish?.... friedrich's "eternal return," or batman's joker?) > SOPRANINO IN HIGH ASCII! > LYMPHATIC BASS IN HIGH ASCII! (Pound's "Mauberley": "Luini in porcelain!/The grand piano/Utters a profane/ Protest with her clear soprano.") > HIGH ASCII JOPLIN, HIGH ASCII BJORK! (Saw Janis last night in 1969 on TV at Woodstock a reality less virtual perhaps than crystal clear, porcelain) >.......hIGH aSCII. (windowpane) (or gosainkunda in 1975, high hindu holy lake at 15,000 feet and, incroyable, you're in the valley with mts towering all around) gelassenheit, flowing hair of wind > cLARA hIELO iNTERNET mOTIVATES hIGH aSCII. > cLARA hIELO iNTERNET mOTIVATES hIGH (clar, clear light/clarabel the clown on howdy doody on tv in 1959/pound's Cantos: "Gods float in the azure air,/Bright gods and Tuscan..../Light: and the first light, before ever dew was fallen...." ("Faxing God"...."Possibilities Abound on Internet in 1994") ("Thus the light rains, thus pours, e lo soleills plovil The liquid and crushing crystal,.../Light tensile immaculata/the sun's cord unspotted") ^beyond the ascii is the high ascii,...../ >.....sewn shut against the light. > ^_^[[ZZ[[__\\ dark monuments > of text forlorn, holes carved > norns ^_\[__[[__[\_] > [[[[[[ Mister Moon/Frank S, Taipei _____________________________________ Date: Mon, 29 Aug 1994 16:38:28 +0800 (CST) From: Frank Stevenson
Subject: margins of virtuality OK, so, in fact I'm quite serious when I say Shang Dynasty China, 2nd I don't understand the new obsession with cyber- millenium bc: Diviners ask space, virtual reality etc given that we've long questions about the future had telephones & TVs. OK, of course you'll say: (spoken) which they then "But cmptr email = much expanded capacity over WRITE (read "carve")on the TV's/telephones" etc BUT my pt. is that we're plastrons (lower or tummy talking mainly about (1) STORAGE capacity (mem- shells, cognate of "plas- ory) and (2) the WRITTEN word (as vs logo-phal- ter" & "plastic") of tur- locentric meaning-self-presenced SPEECH & all tles; they then ask the that, right?) (on the phone to yr aunt or what- "spirits" these questions ever, i mean). (OK, TV is another thing, we've and burn the shells in already got a lot of stuff--graphics plus vir- specific places: they tually infinite space etc etc, eg TV news live "read" answers in terms from Kabul, Afghansitan where, once you're al- of the (shapes of the) ready crossing southeast into Pakistan you can CRACKS that appear. Thus: buy hash cookies from the f....g border guards! "writing" was originally --with TV which people seem to be conveniently random cracks generated forgetting in their new love afair with cmptrs, "naturally" during rites but anyway, for the sake of argument I'll for- of augury, since (1) the get about TVs)....My question: why this new oldest Chinese characters obsession with storage, in so-called cyber- are those found written space (if this shit truly exists which i truly in Shang "oracle bones," doubt), of the written word? Because people & (more to the pt.) (2) LIKE the "feel" of absence, indefinite defer- the accepted Chinese ral etc (as vs self-present logo-phallic "face- "myth" of writing (cf to-face" of telephone conversations?), is that Plato's Thoth-myth in the it? Because we're in the "post-modern age" and Phaedrus, Derrida's "P's all that? You can retrieve old phone conver- Pharmakon" & etc) says sations as well, for crissake (assuming they've the original IDEA of "wri- been recorded by your local police which in my ting" came from direct ob- case is a safe assumption)! & even if you cldn't servation of nature, of those old SPOKEN conversations are still there, the RANDOM or ARBITRARY my friend, their echos hanging like weary bats (here we think of a gram- in the corridors of night (you know, night-yrs matologized Saussure, per- of time)....upside down maybe, being echos after haps) "marks," "lines," all....waiting for me/you/us to retrace their wen-"patterns" (where both tenuous, INVISIBLE but NOT ERASED (inter)connec- world & human mind are seen tions and fathomless (inter)stices, their very as wen-patterned) in nature inward-WOUND complexities......within the laby- --in eg tree bark, birds' rinthine pipes, the wires within earth. "Oh wings or feet, turtles' earthly voice!" Oh (logocentric) wired earth! shells, phone lines.... frank stevenson, ntnu ang-wish dept, taipei
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